Ready, set, premium: The OPPO Reno7 5G ups the technology ante in South Africa

Pioneering smart technology brand, Oppo, has launched the latest member of its Reno smartphone family in South Africa. The new Reno7 5G offers professional imaging capabilities, powerful hardware for a high-performance user experience and Oppo’s SuperVOOC Charging technology in an ultra-slim design available in two unique colours.

The Portrait Expert

The Reno7 5G sets a new standard in imaging capabilities with a suite of AI-enabled features to enable DSLR-like photo and video content.

Users have the power to capture their distinct style and vibrant personalities thanks to new levels of control over depth of field and background bokeh lights in portrait images. Together with skin tone detection and an entire palette of retouching effects, it’s easy to create eye-catching photos and videos with effects that were previously only possible using expensive, large aperture DSLR camera lenses.

In Portrait Mode, Oppo’s AI algorithms mimic the optical properties of high-end cameras to create bokeh light spots of different size, colours, and brightness according to distance and depth of field.

Unlimited style in design


The Reno7 5G inherits the hallmark Oppo Glow finishing technology, but features a new, industry-first application of Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) on the smartphone’s exterior.

The first of two eye-catching color options, Startrails Blue, sees millions of meteors gliding across the phone’s back cover with a stunning visual effect as it reflects light from different angles. The Reno7 5G in Starry Black offers a classic black finish but with the transformative, glittering finish of Oppo Glow.

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

Unlimited Power for a More Immersive Gaming Experience


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.

A large 4,500mAh battery combines with 65W SUPERVOOCTM 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.

Gaming is a Reno7 5G specialty and an upgraded HyperBoost suite of technologies allows a smoother, more immersive experience. AI Frame Rate Stabilizer predicts the frame rate and temperature change of the device in advance and compensates accordingly to avoid unsteady frame rates for smoother gameplay, while Quick Startup identifies your most frequently played games and keeps them active in the background to be easily opened via the game home page with just one click.

* Based on tests performed in OPPO labs. 100% is defined as when the battery level displayed on the screen reaches 100%. Actual charging time may vary depending on differences in environment or individual devices (such as temperature variations and battery age).

Price and Availability

Oppo Reno 7

The device retails at R15 499.00 and is available on both a 24 and 36 month contract at R749 p/m or R549 p/m respectively. Enco Buds, a 65W SuperVOOC charger and OPPO care that includes one free screen repair in the first six months comes with every Reno7 5G, adding an additional value of R6 300 for free.

The Reno7 5G is available from 01 April 2022, across participating Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom and select retailers nationwide.

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