OPPO goes ‘all-5G’ as Reno5 series launches in the UAE
March 17, 2021

Featuring top-of-the-line cameras with AI-powered features.

OPPO has officially launched its much-awaited Reno5 series smartphones in the UAE last night through a virtual event that centered around the theme ‘Featuring You’. The all-5G Reno5 series lineup includes the Reno5 Pro 5G, Reno5 5G, and the Reno5 Z smartphones that all bring the best image and video capabilities. The event also saw the launch of the OPPO Band that brings powerful fitness tracking features at an affordable price.

The Reno5 series virtual event brough tigers some of the best and most prominent tech figures in the Arab world that include YouTubers Faisal Alsaif, Omardizer, Mr. Q from Raqami TV, Android Basha, and Ahmad Boarki (Slorks). Each of them showcased the different capabilities of the new OPPO Reno5 series from performance to the camera.

The virtual event also saw the appearance of John Lacey, Head of Tencent MENA and PUBG Mobile MENA. Lacey highlighted the gaming experience on the OPPO Reno5 series, with both the Reno5 Pro 5G and Reno5 5G being the Official Designated Smartphones of PUBG MOBILE Middle East and Africa Esports 2021. 

Fadi Abu Shamat, Director of Strategy & Development – OPPO MEA

With the launch of the new Reno5 Series, we bring to UAE users OPPO’s first-ever ‘all-5G’ smartphone family, offering an enhanced user experience of high-speed connectivity, coupled with expert imagery, ultra-high-definition (UHD) video creation and streaming, advanced gaming capabilities and fast charging technologies with low-power consumption. Guided by our theme of ‘Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World’, we put our heart and soul into innovating for the benefit of people. From equipping customers for the 5G era that is developing at breakneck speed in the region, to developing tools for people-centric photography and videography to help users to master their creative expression, OPPO is always bringing to market devices that meet customer demands,” said Ethan Xue, President of OPPO Middle East and Africa.

The Reno5 series features AI-powered features that will help capture each special moment. New modes like AI Highlight Video present on the Reno5 Pro 5G and Reno5 5G combines Ultra Night Video Algorithms and Live HDR Algorithms to enhance image quality even in low-light conditions.

The Reno5 Pro 5G features a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor as part of its camera array and is joined by the 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 13-megapixel telephoto camera, 2-megapixel Macro camera, and a Color Temperature Sensor. A 32-megapixel front-facing camera is also present.

The one-of-a-kind design on the Reno5 Pro 5G offers a matte exterior and fingerprint-resistant design that makes it shimmer when hit by light. An all-new Diamond Spectrum process makes the Galactic Silver variant deliver a visual effect in an ever-changing color.

Hardware-wise, OPPO went all out to deliver the best performance you can expect from the Reno5 series. The Reno5 Pro 5G includes a Snapdragon 865 5G SoC, a 90Hz curved display, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. The Reno5 5G on the other hand features 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and runs on the Snapdragon 765G 5G SoC.

Tarek Zaki, Senior Product Manager – OPPO MEA

Both the Reno5 Pro 5G and the Reno5 5G support OPPO’s 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 that can charge your battery to 100 percent capacity in just 35 minutes.

All Reno5 series smartphones run on ColorOS 11.1 that brings a plethora of customizations that highlight efficiency and privacy. It also comes with specialized gaming modes to deliver a more immersive gaming experience. Features like Gaming Shortcut Mode, Gamer Mode, Bullet Screen Messages, and Adjustable Gaming Touch let you enjoy your games without distractions.

Made for the Gen Z crowd, the Reno5 Z brings the power of the 5G chip and Performance Optimizer of the Reno5 Pro 5G and Reno5 5G that boasts the same photography features like Ultra Night Video Quad Camera, Dual-View Video, AI Color Portrait Video, and AI Scene Enhancement 2.0.

Also launched is the OPPO Band that helps users identify sleep problems by continuously monitoring blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels. It features a 1.1-inch full-color AMOLED screen and comes with 12 workout modes and is even water-resistant up to 50 meters.

The entire Reno5 series will be available for pre-order in the UAE starting today, March 17th, 2021. Prices are as follows:

Reno5 Pro 5G: 2,799 AED

Reno5 5G: 1,999 AED

Reno5 Z: 1,499 AED

OPPO Band: 179 AED

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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