Wednesday, August 10

Oppo Reno7 5G Launches in SA: Price & Details Revealed!

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Oppo has been making a name for itself on the local smartphone scene, and the Chinese brand has unveiled the latest flagship device hitting South Africa, the Oppo Reno7 5G. The android smartphone is a great choice for anyone looking for a smartphone with flagship features at a price point that is a lot easier to stomach.

The highlights of the Reno7 5G include a fast-charging capability (getting to 100% in under 35 minutes), a 64 MP rear camera, and some powerful hardware under the hood.

Design

The Reno7 5G comes in two eye-catching colour options, Startrails Blue and Starry Black, and features a new, industry-first application of Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) on the smartphone’s exterior.

On the phone’s front, you’ll find a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with 90 Hz refresh rate and 180 Hz touch sampling rate. The screen is also SGS Eye Care Display Certified as a low-blue light screen, which can help to reduce eye strain during extended use.

While powerful and sizable, the device is only 7.81mm thick and weighs in at just about 173g.

Oppo Reno 7

Also read: Oppo Brings 5G Routers to SA

CAMERA

The device’s 64MP rear camera combined with Oppo’s AI algorithms, work to mimic the optical properties of some of the higher-end cameras available in competitor’s devices. This helps create bokeh light spots of different sizes, colours, and brightness according to distance and depth of field. Users can choose from 25 adjustment levels to change the virtual aperture size and the corresponding size of the bokeh light spots on the background to create stunning portrait photos.

The Reno7 Pro 5G’s suite of imaging tools also includes AI Highlight Video, Focus Tracking, Dual-View Video, Flash Snapshot and other features.

Hardware

The device comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage as standard, but with Oppo-developed RAM Expansion Technology an additional 2GB, 3GB or 5GB of temporary RAM allocated from unused ROM can supplement storage space. This means that if the phone runs out of usable RAM space, users can choose to convert part of available ROM to virtual RAM by enabling the function.

At the heart of Reno7 5G is an integrated MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G SoC chipset, which includes support for 5G and Wi-Fi 6.

A large 4,500mAh battery combines with 65W Supervooc charging to allow a full charge in about 35 minutes*, while just five minutes of charging will give you enough battery for two hours of gaming or four hours of streaming.

The device also uses Android 11 (Android 12 ready) as its operating system, while ColorOS 12 is synced as an overlay to allow for a personalised experience.

Price and availability

The Oppo Reno7 5G is available now and retails at R14,999.

PriceCheck tip: Getting some stellar smartphone features doesn’t have to break the bank. We’ve highlighted a number of affordable smartphone options for those looking to find a solid device on a tighter budget.

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