Smartphone manufacturer OPPO has introduced two additions to its Reno series in the Kenyan market with the launch of the Reno5 and Reno5 F. The Reno5 will retail at Ksh41,999, while the Reno5 F, which starts selling on March 22, 2021 will retail at Ksh31,999.
Reno5 features two industry firsts in the form of AI Mixed Portrait – the first double exposure video effect for smartphone – and AI Highlight Video, an industry-leading feature which uses intelligent light detection to combine OPPO’s advanced Ultra Night Video Algorithms and Live HDR Algorithms to significantly enhance video quality in dim and backlit scenes. With these features, users can quickly capture, edit, and share quality videos with ease.
Additional, the Reno5, which will be available in two colours, Fantasy Silver and Starry Black, comes with 50W Flash Charge technology – giving the fastest charging time in the market, a 90Hz AMOLED Screen, and a sleek, light design.
(TOP: Muthoni Wachira, OPPO Kenya Projects and Communications Manager – right – and Alex Liu, Brand Manager, OPPO Kenya, at the Launch of the Reno 5 device).
Reno5 is available on pre-order exclusively on e-commerce sites Jumia, Kilimall and Masoko on February 22, 2021 and at all OPPO brand stores from February 23, 2021 till March 1, 2021.Customers who place a pre-order via the e-commerce platforms will additionally receive a pair of free Enco W11 wireless earphones, an OPPO backpack and a bluetooth speaker, while those who pre-order from the retail stores will receive a pair of the Enco W11 wireless earphones, an OPPO backpack and a six months screen protection plan.
The Reno5 F features a 48MP main rear camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, 2MP macro camera and 2MP mono camera.The front camera on the other hand is 32MP.The device also comes with the AI Color Portrait Video and Monochrome Video features.The Reno5 which will be available in three colours – Fluid Black, Fantastic Purple and Crystal Silver, also comes with a 4310mAh battery and 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 technology.
Muthoni Wachira, Head of Communications & Projects at OPPO Kenya said,“With revolutionary camera technology spanning both hardware and software, Reno5 gives users the power to magically bring to life the color and the light of the world in their own distinct style. By effortlessly capturing outstanding portraits in video or in photo, night or day, Reno5 empowers us to ‘Picture Life Together’.”
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With the Reno5, OPPO introduces an all-new camera system featuring a 64MP rear quadcam matrix and a 44MP ultra clear front camera. These are further enhanced by the OPPO Full Dimension Fusion (FDF) Portrait Video System, an imaging system designed for superior portrait video effects. The system is composed of two engines, the Quality Enhancement Engine and the Portrait Perception Engine.
The Quality Enhancement Engine helps capture clear video in any conditions, no matter whether in night or backlit scenes, while in motion or standing still. The Portrait Perception Engine on the other hand defines fine-grained criteria for portrait effects to help deliver naturally processed human subjects and backgrounds videos. Together, the highly-intuitive system delivers an unmatched experience that not only captures portrait videos in perfect quality but does so in a way that can help users to maintain their unique style.
Powered by the FDF Portrait Video System, Reno5 takes portrait video quality to the next level with AI Highlight Video – the first feature in the industry to automatically detect the ambient light in a scene and improve the video‘s quality accordingly by applying OPPO’s industry-leading Ultra Night Video Algorithms and Live HDR Algorithms. In the case of dark environments, Ultra Night Video Algorithms will come into play automatically to brighten the scene, while detection of backlit scenes will engage Live HDR Algorithms to reduce overexposed areas. Both functions leave videos with better exposure and brightness, less noise, and clear and natural colors with just one click of the “AI” button while in video mode.
Performance of portrait shots on Reno5 have also been given a significant uplift with the OPPO Image-clear Engine. This system-level optimization allows users to take clear snaps of moving subjects, or quickly capture unforgettable moments as and when they occur. Image-clear Engine makes capturing life’s moments a breeze on Reno5. The phone also supports Ultra-clear 108MP Image, which can bring out unprecedented rich details and textures in portrait images and give users plenty of flexibility when it comes to editing.
Reno5 debuts another industry-first video feature: AI Mixed Portrait. By combining a portrait video onto a background video, AI Mixed Portrait brings the double exposure video effect to a smartphone for the first time, enabling an all-new artistic effect. The feature comes with two different artistic modes where users can customize how the portrait video blends into the background video, leading to fun and imaginative results. Likewise, the new Dual-view Video provides enables video to be captured from the front and rear cameras simultaneously. This double-perspective recording function effortlessly stitches you and the object you are shooting in the same video frame at once – perfect for vloggers who want to remain in the action at all times.
Reno5 also inherits the portrait features for which the Reno series has become renowned around the world. These include AI Color Portrait, Monochrome Video, 960fps Smart Slow-motion and Night Flare Portrait, which together offer a more comprehensive range of creative tools for you to realize your style through photo and video.
Furthermore, OPPO’s powerful and user-friendly video editing app, SOLOOP, is now accessible from Reno5’s camera interface, giving you the option to edit high-quality videos at ease with professional-quality video templates and editing tools.
The Reno5 comes in two colors: the “ever-changing color” of Fantasy Silver and the Starry Black.With the brand-new Diamond Spectrum process, Reno5’s Fantasy Silver creates a whole new visual effect that can bring out thousands colors. When looking from different angles or in different lighting, the phone appears in completely new colors. Fantasy Silver is also finished with OPPO‘s unique Reno Glow effect, giving it a subtle glittery detail on the back cover, as though millions of diamonds embedded into it, and making it fingerprint resistant.
Aside from two standout colors, Reno5 is exquisitely designed to be compact and sleek. Weighing just 171g and less than 7.8mm thick, the phone leverages advanced COF packaging to further shrink the bottom edge of the display by 28% compared with Reno4 to just 3.98mm, delivering a more immersive edge-to-edge display experience with a 91.7% screen-to-body ratio comparing with 90.7% of Reno4. Additionally, Hidden Fingerprint Unlock is integrated underneath the display to ensure instant unlocking while keeping your data secure.
On the front of Reno5, the 6.4-inch 90Hz AMOLED screen with a single punch-hole design delivers a more vivid touch, which, combined with a crisp FHD+ (2400×1080) resolution and silky smooth 90Hz refresh rate, make for a life-like entertainment experience. The Reno5 also comes with Netflix HD and Amazon Prime Video HD Certification, allowing you to stream content in even greater detail. Furthermore, the low-blue light screen, fully tested, verified and certified by the world-renowned SGS, is designed to protect users’ vision under prolonged usage.
50W Flash Charge
With 66.6% higher peak power than the previous generation, ultra-fast 50W Flash Charging can charge Reno5 from 0% to up to 80% within 31 minutes and charge the device to up to 100% in just 48 minutes. A large 4310mAh battery allows for all-day use, even for the most demanding users.
Reno5 also offers users with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as default configurations. Together with the 8nm process Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G mobile platform, the phone delivers a speedy performance with balanced power consumption.
Powered by the AI-enhanced Sensing Algorithm, the single 44MP front-facing camera on Reno5 supports futuristic touch-free interactions. Smart Message Privacy automatically detects if someone else is looking at your phone and hides notifications accordingly; Smart AirControl enables you to answer or mute a call, and to scroll within apps by using hand gestures; Smart Always-on Display prevents the Reno5 screen from dimming or shutting down while you are using the phone.
Reno5 comes installed with OPPO’s ColorOS 11.1 out of the box, maintaining the beloved stock Android 11 features while also providing rich UI customization, greater efficiency, unparalleled smoothness, and strengthened privacy sought by OPPO users.
Supporting all-around customization, Reno5 users can design their own Always-on Display, and dark-mode to truly make the phone their own. Further innovative features such as Flexdrop and Three-finger Translate with Google Lens significantly increase productivity. At the same time, Gaming Shortcut Mode, Gamer Mode, Bullet Screen Messages, and Adjustable Gaming Touch create the environment for you to be totally immersed in entertainment. Besides, industry-leading encryption methods on ColorOS11.1 have been certified by third-party organizations, including ISO, ePrivacy, and TrustArc, making sure your personal information is always securely stored and transferred.