With the Reno7 Pro 5G, Oppo plans to take portrait image performance to a whole new level

April 1, 2022

The new Oppo Reno7 5G has a simple positioning: a Portrait Expert with unlimited performance. The Reno7 Pro 5G Series is powered by the new Flagship Portrait Camera System built around two imaging sensors — the IMX709 and the IMX766, ensuring a generational leap in portrait image performance.

One of the most exciting developments found on the front camera is the next-gen flagship RGBW sensor exclusively co-developed with Sony for brighter lowlight shooting experience. To make it even better, Oppo’s Quadra Binning algorithm has also been embedded into the IMX709, making it the first time a smartphone’s own algorithm has been embedded into a third-party CMOS sensor, greatly improving cross-platform compatibility and image processing efficiency. Together with the industry-first use of DOL-HDR technology on the front camera, and Smart Wide-angle adjustment, Reno7 Pro 5G’s front camera enables users to easily capture high-quality, HDR, professional-looking selfies with ease.

This is not only the world debut of such technology but the first time an all-new RGBW sensor was used in the front camera and the first time embed self-developed algorithms has been used onto the sensor hardware itself, creating the most powerful imaging system in the Reno Series to date.

Technology is nothing without a pioneering design that allows users to express themselves. Inheriting the hallmark Oppo Glow design of the Reno series, the Reno7 Pro 5G comes in two fresh new colors: Startrails Blue and Starlight Black.

In addition to using the exclusive Glow manufacturing process, Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) technology has been applied to the back case of Reno7 Pro 5G, making it the first time that LDI has been used on the exterior of a smartphone. On the back cover of Reno 7 Pro 5G Startrails Blue, 1.2 million micro-rasters have been etched onto the photoresist-coated AG glass with the sophisticated LDI technology. The overall visual effect is similar to thousands of comets flashing across the sky, leaving long trails of light in their wake.

Bringing even more light to the back cover is the Orbit Breathing Light, another industry-first, 3D circular light surrounding the camera area. The Orbit Breathing Light gently emits light when receiving incoming calls or notifications, adding an even dreamier atmosphere to the back cover of the phone.

Finally, the Reno7 Pro 5G remains extremely thin and light, with a thickness of just 7.45mm and a total weight of only about 180g making it the thinnest member ever in the Reno series, as thin as a pencil.

The Reno7 Pro 5G is available now on across Oppo’s e-commerce regional websites and retail partner stores, in Startrails Blue and Starry Black, and will retail at AED 2,799.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.