With hundreds of new phones coming onto the market each year, it is hard for handset makers to stand out from the competition unless the device in question is a Galaxy or Pixel device, or an iPhone. More so if the device is a mid-range device. But Oppo, as always, found a way to shine in the sea of smartphones.

The brand’s latest mid-ranger, the seventh iteration of the Reno series, Reno7, is rocking a “flagship-grade” 22 nm process image sensor co-developed with Sony. The said image sensor, the IMX709 super-sensitive cat-eye lens, is a 32 MP sensor featuring Oppo self-developed RGBW image fusion unit and “front hardware-level DOL-HDR.”

Strangely, though, such effort is, believe it or not, for the selfie camera. That’s right. This “highlight” is the front-facing camera. I guess Oppo is targeting influencers, Internet personalities, and vloggers? Anyways, the most attractive part about this new phone is, this so-called flagship-grade image sensor can be found on both the Pro and non-Pro models.

Oppo Reno7 Series Smartphone

Beyond the co-developed front-facing sensor, there is really nothing to shout about. I mean, it really is just another handset in the cut-throat smartphone market. However, credit has to be given to its aesthetic which has the iPhone 13/iPhone 4 vibe to it. You know, the squared-off edge and the metal band around it? Yeah, that.

Not going to lie. It is minimal and strangely, sleek – notwithstanding that the design is a direct rip-off of Apple’s. Reno7’s design is on a different spectrum to the somewhat artistic Find X3 series we saw earlier this year.

Oppo Reno7 Series Smartphone

Keep going to find the overview of the specifications of the Reno7 5G and Reno7 Pro 5G. Oh, wait. We neglected to mention another highlight. The Pro model has a pulsating LED light surrounding the camera bump that serves as eye candy and as notification alerts when the phone is placed face down. Fancy.

The Oppo Reno7 5G and Reno7 Pro 5G are available to order in China with a starting price of 2,699 yuan and 3,699 yuan (around US$424 and US$581), respectively. Though official availability is December 03.

Oppo Reno7 Series Smartphone

Along with the mainline Reno7 duo, Oppo has also introduced a third version, the Reno7 SE (that looks strangely similar to the Reno5), with a lower starting price at 2,199 yuan (about US$346).

 
Oppo Reno7 5G Pro
Oppo Reno7 5G
DisplayThe Basics:
6.55-inch
FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels, 402 ppi)
90 Hz
180 Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Flexible AMOLED display
Screen-to-body ratio: 92.8%
99.94% DCI-P3
100% sRGB
16.7 million colors

Brightness:
Typical: 500nit
Under sunlight (typical): up to 800nit
HDR and HDR10+ content: up to 920nit

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
The Basics:
6.43-inch
FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels, 409 ppi)
90 Hz
120 Hz Touch Sampling Rate (default)
180 Hz Touch Sampling Rate (max)
AMOLED display
Screen-to-body ratio: 91.7%
73.72% DCI-P3
100% sRGB
16.7 million colors

Brightness:
Typical: 430nit
Under sunlight (typical): up to 600nit

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 1200-MAX

CPU:
Octacore, max clock speed 3.0 GHz

GPU:
ARM G77 MC9
Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 778

CPU:
Octacore, max clock speed 2.4 GHz

GPU:
Adreno™ GPU 642L
MemoryRAM: 8 GB/12 GB LPDDR4x
ROM: 256 GB UFS 3.1

*NO expandable storage
RAM: 8 GB/12 GB LPDDR4x
ROM: 128 GB/256 GB UFS 2.1

*NO expandable storage
CameraREAR CAMERA:
Main Camera
Sensor: Sony IMX766
Sensor Size: 1/1.56"
Megapixels: 50
Pixel Size: 1.0 µm
OIS: U/K
Lens Quantity: 7P
Aperture: ƒ1.8
FoV: 86°
Autofocus: Yes

Wide Angle Camera
Sensor: U/K
Sensor Size: U/K
Megapixels: U/K
Pixel Size: U/K
OIS: U/K
Lens Quantity: 5P
Aperture: ƒ2.2
FoV: 118.9°
Fixed-focused Lens

Macro Camera
Sensor: U/K
Sensor Size: U/K
Megapixels: 2.0 MP
Pixel Size: U/K
OIS: U/K
Aperture: ƒ2.4
FoV: 88.8°
Fixed-focused Lens

Video:
Supports up to 4K (30fps) [email protected]fps/30fps, [email protected]fps/30fps;
Video slo-mo: [email protected]fps, [email protected]fps;
Video anti-shake support EIS, [email protected]fps;
Video zoom shooting supports [email protected]fps/60fps, [email protected]fps/60fps, [email protected]fps

FRONT CAMERA:
Sensor: Sony IMX709
Sensor Size: 1/2.74"
Megapixels: 32
Pixel Size: 0.8 µm
OIS: U/K
Lens Quantity: 5P
Aperture: ƒ2.4
FoV: 90°
Autofocus: U/K

Video:
Supports 1080P/[email protected]fps; Default: [email protected]fps (beauty filter is turned on by default)
Front support video anti-shake [email protected]fps
REAR CAMERA:
Main Camera
Sensor: U/K
Sensor Size: U/K
Megapixels: 68
Pixel Size: 1.7 µm
OIS: U/K
Lens Quantity: U/K
Aperture: U/K
FoV: 80°
Autofocus: Yes

Wide Angle Camera
Sensor: U/K
Sensor Size: U/K
Megapixels: 8
Pixel Size: U/K
OIS: U/K
Lens Quantity: 7P
Aperture: ƒ2.2
FoV: 120°
Fixed-focused Lens

Macro Camera
Sensor: U/K
Sensor Size: U/K
Megapixels: 2.0 MP
Pixel Size: U/K
OIS: U/K
Aperture: ƒ2.4
FoV: 89°
Fixed-focused Lens

Video:
Supports up to 4K (30fps) [email protected]fps/30fps, [email protected]fps/30fps;
Video slo-mo: [email protected]fps, [email protected]fps;
Video anti-shake support EIS, [email protected]fps;
Video zoom shooting supports [email protected]fps/60fps, [email protected]fps/60fps, [email protected]fps

FRONT CAMERA:
Sensor: Sony IMX709
Sensor Size: 1/2.74"
Megapixels: 32
Pixel Size: 0.8 µm
OIS: U/K
Lens Quantity: 5P
Aperture: ƒ2.4
FoV: 85°
Autofocus: U/K

Video:
Supports 1080P/[email protected]fps; Default: [email protected]fps (beauty filter is turned on by default)
Front support video anti-shake [email protected]fps
Front support AI video enhancement [email protected]fps
Battery2× 2200 mAh/17.02Wh (rated value)
2× 2250 mAh/17.41Wh (typical value)

65W Super flash charge, supports PD/QC fast charging standards

*Two batteries connected in series is equivalent to a single battery 4,500 mAh (typical value) / 4,400 mAh (rated value)
4,390 mAh/16.98Wh (rated value)
4, 500 mAh/17.41Wh (typical value)

60W Super flash charge, supports PD/QC fast charging standards
NetworkDual SIM support (nano SIM)

SIM 1
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
2G: CDMA BC0(800MHz)
3G: CDMA2000 BC0(800MHz)
3G: UMTS(WCDMA) bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
4G: TD-LTE bands 34/38/39/40/41
4G: LTE FDD bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/28A
5G: n1/41/28A//77/78

SIM 2
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
2G: CDMA BC0(800MHz)
3G: WCDMA bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
4G: TD-LTE bands 34/38/39/40/41
4G: LTE FDD bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/28A
5G: n1/41/28A//77/78
Single SIM support (nano SIM)

SIM 1
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
2G: CDMA BC0(800MHz)
3G: CDMA2000 BC0(800MHz)
3G: UMTS(WCDMA) bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
4G: TD-LTE bands 34/38/39/40/41 (120MHz)
4G: LTE FDD bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/28A
5G: n1/41/28A//77/78

SIM 2
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
2G: CDMA BC0(800MHz)
3G: WCDMA bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
4G: TD-LTE bands 34/38/39/40/41 (120MHz)
4G: LTE FDD bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/28A
5G: n1/41/28A//77/78
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, WLAN 2.4G/WLAN 5.1G/WLAN 5.8G,
Bluetooth 5.2, support aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, LHDC, SBC, & AAC
Support standard Type-C earphone
Support WLAN Display; WLAN network sharing
Support 2×2 MIMO; MU-MIMO
USB Type-C interface
Support standard Type-C earphone
Wi-Fi 6: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, WLAN 2.4G/WLAN 5.1G/WLAN 5.8G,
Bluetooth 5.2, support aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, SBC, & AAC
Support standard Type-C earphone
Support WLAN Display; WLAN network sharing
Support 2×2 MIMO; 8 Spatial-stream sounding MU-MIMO
USB Type-C interface
Support standard Type-C earphone
LocationGPS (L1 + L5 Dual Band), GLONASS, Beidou (B1l + B2a), Galileo (E1 + E5a Dual Band), QZSS (L1 + L5), NavIC

Support A-GPS assisted positioning;
Support wireless local area network;
Support cellular network positioning;
Support electronic compass
Built-in GPS, supports A-GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS

Support wireless local area network;
Support cellular network positioning;
Support electronic compass

SensorsNFC
In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Accelerometer
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Gravity sensor
Geomagnetic
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Color temperature sensor
Step detection
NFC
In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Accelerometer
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Gravity sensor
Geomagnetic
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Step detection
AudioU/KU/K
VideoU/KU/K
Dimensions158.2 x 73.2 x 7.45 mm, 180g156.8 x 72.1 x 7.59 mm, 185g
ColorsDawn Gold, Dark Night Black, Meteor Shower
Dawn Gold, Dark Night Black, Meteor Shower
OSColorOS 12 based on Android 11ColorOS 12 based on Android 10
OthersNo IP rating, no headphone jack, support face unlockNo IP rating, no headphone jack, support face unlock
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All images courtesy of Oppo [CH].

Published by Mike

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

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