Oppo announced their latest flagship, the Reno 7, featuring a customised SoC from Mediatek, Dimensity 1200 Max. The Reno 7 also gets 256GB storage paired with 8 or 12GB RAM, which can take slabs of 3, 5 or 7GB from the storage to expand the RAM when needed, much like the recently launched Realme 9i.
Oppo Reno 7 will launch on February 4 at noon (IST).
The refreshed Mediatek SoC can clock as high as 3GHz on its Cortex A-78 cores and is built on a 5nm process, resulting in better display, photography and videography capabilities compared to the same chipset used in the Reno 6.
The Dimensity 1200 Max also gets AI Deblur, Oppo’s proprietary deblurring algorithm. Additionally, the AI Picture Quality feature is also baked into the chip to better distinguish subjects in photos. The customised SoC can also run 5G with 5100Mbps peak downlink and 700Mbps uplink when it comes to speeds.
The phone is tipped to launch for INR 29,990 for the 8GB + 256GB variant and INR 34,990 for the 12GB + 256GB variant.
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New flagship, new SoC?
Oppo has some bold claims when it comes to its latest flagship, starting with the battery life. The company claims that the 65W SuperVooc fast charging can get the device up to a 100% charge in 31 minutes. Additionally, this technology will also help prevent overheating when charging. The battery capacity is expected to be around 4500mAh.
The phone gets a triple camera set up at the back with Sony’s IMX766 sensor while the front gets a punch-hole camera powered by Sony’s IMX709 sensor, which in a similar fashion to the SoC, is customised by Oppo.
There are several new additions to the software too. The phone’s operating system is still ColorOS 12, based on Android 12 and features new 3D icons as well as Omoji — Oppo’s rival to Apple’s animoji feature which captures a user’s face and turns it into an emoji avatar. Oppo’s face detection algorithm also incorporates an anti-peeping feature which notifications if it catches an undetected face looking at the device.
ColorOS 12 also features a PC Connect feature allowing data transfer between a Windows PC and the phone using Bluetooth. Oppo claims that this wireless PC connect feature can get up to 45MB/s transfer speed between the phone and a PC.
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