OPPO Reno5 F, recently announced during the launch of the Reno5 series has started selling at the OPPO brand shops, authorised dealers and e-commerce platforms – Jumia, Kilimall and Masoko, at Kshs 31,999.
The Reno5 F is packaged in a simple, yet elegantly thin design that uses OPPO’s new Flowing Light Design concept to introduce two dazzling colours.
Muthoni Wachira, Head of Communications and Projects at OPPO Kenya said: “Reno5 F is the culmination of both user feedback and the extensive research conducted on the latest technology that’s being deployed on Reno5 F. The 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 ensures that Reno5 F is a great accompaniment to your life.”
“Just as has been tradition with OPPO smartphones, the Reno5 F will definitely bring out the creativity in its users with new video capturing features that put the power of expert video productions in the palm of your hands,” she added.
Photography with Dazzling Videos
Reno5 F features a 48MP main camera that works in concert with an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, 2MP macro camera and 2MP mono camera. This is in addition to a 32MP front-facing camera.
The device also comes with AI Color Portrait Video that can now also be used to capture beautiful videos. Like its photography variant, AI Color Portrait Video works by recognizing the person in the video shot with Reno5 F and can intelligently distinguish the person from their background. The person in the shot is then highlighted with enhanced and bright colors, while a monotone black or white filter is applied to the background to ensure that the subject of the portrait stands out.
In addition is the Monochrome Video which highlights and enhances a single RGB color in any shot, while filtering out all other color pallets, adding a splash of drama to your footage by juxtaposing contrasting colors. The Dual-View Video also features on the Reno5 F where users can record footage from the front-facing and rear cameras simultaneously.
During both the day and at night, Reno5 F motion blurs the background and superimposes one of two photography effects. Dynamic Bokeh adds a bokeh effect that stretches light into streaks, while obscuring background details. The photo’s subject in the foreground is treated with a low-light HDR algorithm and color tuning so that they stand out. Night Flare Portrait adds round lens flares throughout the background but doesn’t overpower the subject of the portrait. Other features include the AI Color Portrait, AI Beautification 2.0 and AI Scene Enhancement 2.0 that recognizes 20 types of landscape shots with and improves the color saturation and contrast ratio pixel-by-pixel. With Soloop, one can easily edit videos with filtered, subtitles and music into shareable movie-quality clips.
Sleek with Slim and Fashionable Design
The Reno5 F has a 7.8mm Ultra Slim Body weighing only 172g and rounded out with a 3D curved battery cover, with a 6.43-inch hole-punch Super AMOLED display. The smartphone sports a large 90.8% screen-to-body ratio and In-Display Fingerprint 3.0 through a convenient fingerprint reader that sits under the display for quickly unlocking your phone. The battery cover is only 0.55mm thick, while the screen dissipates heat through a slim 0.1mm graphite plate. Reno5 F’s shock and drop resistance is enhanced by optimizing the stacking of small motherboard components and by strengthening the protection of its structural components.
OPPO is introducing its brand new Flowing Light Design concept, which this time adds depth to what might deceivingly appear to convey a single color at first glance. Flowing Light Design on Reno5 F showcases a gentler and warmer look to the phone in contrast to the colder colors and textures of Reno Series. What’s notable about Flowing Light Design is that it uses a composite panel used on the back cover. This adds a high degree of transparency that’s comparable to glass, but manages to convey a complex matte, yet glossy texture that’s glare-free and soft.
With the Fantastic Purple colour, which uses a liquid crystal coating process, you’ll catch hidden shades of purple and aurora-like greens from certain angles. For a more traditional color, Fluid Black showcases a black light-to-dark gradient whose color resembles a fading ink blot in water.
If you’re one to get caught up with your media and eyes are glued to the screen, All-day AI Eye Comfort leverages two features and 4096 brightness levels to ensure that your eyes won’t tire. Reno5 F’s Sunlight Screen auto adjusts its brightness based on your preference and ambient light exposure. At night or in a dimly lit environment, Moonlight Screen lowers the brightness setting minimum to offer a comfortable viewing experience. In fact, Reno5 F has as many as ensuring your comfort.
Fast with a Longer Battery Life
Reno5 F pays particular attention to battery life with its 4310mAh battery and 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 technology. The 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 reliably and rapidly charges Reno5 F. To put this into perspective, a 5-minute charge will let you watch YouTube for 2.9 hours. You will also get 16 hours of online video playback on a single charge.
VOOC flash charge is the first fast charging technology to receive a five-star certificate from China Telecommunications Technology Labs. As a pioneer of fast charging technology, OPPO has been continually innovating and leading the development of the technology since it launched its first flash charge device in 2014. As of December 2020, there are over 175 million flash charge users worldwide. Since it first began developing the technology, OPPO has filed more than 2,950 fast charge patent applications internationally, of which nearly 1,400 have been granted.
All-day Smart Power Saving offers several power saving modes to keep your phone powered and operating even during the most harrowing of times. For instance, Superpower Saving Mode conserves battery by decreasing the CPU frequency, lowering the phone’s brightness and more, so the last 5% of battery life your phone will run smoothly without interruption whether you’re on the phone, texting or using a navigation app. While you’re asleep, Super Nighttime Standby identifies and adjusts to your bedtime routine to make sure that your battery life only decreases by 2%. In addition, for nighttime charging, 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 gets a safety measure that prevents overcharging with Battery Guard.
System Performance Optimizer is OPPO’s proprietary technology, which offers a suite of ten optimization features and ensures that your phone runs at optimal performance to ensure that it runs smoothly without lag for a longer period of time. For example, Idle Time Optimizer can recognize when the phone isn’t being used or charged, and accordingly optimize its system resources by cleaning up the trash, defragmenting the disk, cleaning up the memory, and more. When low on storage, Storage Optimizer notifies users to delete or migrate data to the cloud in order to free up space. UI First 3.0 ensures that the resources for the most used apps are prioritized to ensure that they’re running at optimal performance. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Under the hood, Reno5 F runs at optimal performance thanks to its powerful MediaTek Helio P95 Octa-core Processor. This runs on 2 ARM Cortex-A75 Prime Cores that operate at up to 2.2GHz. 6 ARM Cortex-A55 Efficiency Cores also operate at up to 2.0GHZ. This means you’ll enjoy a faster app startup time, more responsive on-screen touches, and less lag.
Backed by a powerful processor, Reno5 F will also be sure to immerse you in your game with smooth graphics, optimized network latency and Real HD Sound that’s powered by Dirac. In addition, OPPO Reno5 F comes with a baked-in Cooling System that’s tailored to optimally dissipate heat emitted by resource-intensive games i so that your phone won’t lag.
With OPPO Reno5 F, you’ll enjoy every moment of the latest and your favorite games without distractions. A suite of gaming modes make sure that messages are delivered subtly without completely interrupting your game. Game Focus Mode for instance is a feature exclusive to OPPO that blocks all notifications including calls, gestures and even on-screen volume prompts. Gaming Shortcut Mode reduces the time it takes to cold start previously opened games by cutting out background resources that would otherwise need to be loaded, splash screens that feature studio logos, and even game walk-throughs. For multi-taskers, Game Floating Window won’t interfere with your gameplay as a minimized screen won’t exit out of the game entirely. Rather the game continues running as a floating window on-screen while you’re replying to emails or catching up on an urgent task for work. Finally, Bullet Screen Message is a convenient middle ground for mobile gamers that can’t afford to block out notifications entirely. Instead, messages from supported apps including WhatsApp, Telegram, LINE, Messenger and SMS are scrolled across the screen, but doesn’t force open pop ups or interfere with your gameplay with notifications that might otherwise ruin your gameplay.
This phone is a key productivity tool that makes it easier than ever to multitask on-the-go or increase your productivity. We know that at the end of the day your work or personal life comes first. Say that you need to reply to an email or WhatsApp message but aren’t keen on closing the app that you were just using, FlexDrop simply minimizes the app’s window, continues running the app but as a thumbnail on your home screen. Nearby Sharing on OPPO Reno5 F enables you to seamlessly and directly share documents with other OPPO users nearby. You can also capture screenshots and instantly translate its content with Three-finger Translate with Google Lens.
Safeguarding Your Privacy
Reno5 F offers security and privacy features that are strictly designed to retrieve your data or keep it away from prying eyes. For those people that have a tendency of misplacing their phones, which also includes their personal media and files OPPO’s Private Safe offers a peace of mind. Through Private Safe you can access HeyTap Cloud to retrieve your personal data from your lost phone. Or, if you’re frequently loaning your phone to family and friends you might have had moments when you’d wished to protect the content of your app from curious friends snooping in on your personal data. With App Lock, you’ll have full control over which apps can or can’t be accessed by other users so you can “lend your mobile phone but not your secrets.” If you’re connected to a projector or TV screen and mirroring your phone to share a presentation with colleagues, the last thing you want popping up on the screen is a personal and embarrassing message. Screencast Privacy Shield limits banner notifications and even drawer messages, while also filtering out messages that shouldn’t be mirrored on screen.