Oppo Reno 7 series announced, arrives running Android 11 with pending bump to 12

Oppo has caused quite a revolution in Kenya in the middle range smartphone segment.

The Oppo Reno 5 was a massive hit, especially due to its amazing camera performance and huge display that Kenyans seems to love. Oppo did not deviate from the formula that made the Reno 5 a hit in the release of the Reno 6, and subsequently, the just-announced Oppo Reno 7 seems to be sticking to the same ideals.

The Oppo Reno 7 Series features the Reno 7, Reno 7 Pro and Reno 7 SE. All three phones have gotten a release in China first, and are expected to be released later in the international market in early 2022.

Oppo Reno 7

Weighing only 185g, the Reno 7 features a 6.43 inch AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate. The Full HD+ (1080 x 2400) display can reach 800 nit peak brightness with a 180 Hz touch sampling rate. Other display features include support for HDR10+ and DCI-P3 wide colour gamut.

Under the hood, the Oppo Reno 7 is powered by the Snapdragon 778G. The chip is based on the 6 nm process and, therefore, offers the required punch of a middle ranger while still remaining efficient to be a reasonable chip for the average user. Most importantly, it has support for 5G connectivity.

The Reno 7 has two variants listed, one with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, while the other one has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB internal storage.

The rear camera features a triple setup consisting of a 64 MP primary sensor, a secondary 8 MP sensor for ultrawide shots and a 2 MP tertiary sensor for macro shots. The frontside has only one 32 MP sensor that should be sufficient for your selfie needs even in low light.

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The battery is only rated 4,500 mAh which I find to be quite small, but it features a 65W fast-charging system that should quickly get you going again once you run out of juice.

The device will run Android 11 out of the box, with ColorOS 12 layered on top, but an upgrade to Android 12 is pretty much guaranteed.

Oppo Reno 7 Pro

The Pro version of the Oppo Reno 7 has a bigger display at 6.55 inches while being powered by a different chipset, the MediaTek 1200-MAX. The main camera is also different, consisting of a 50MP primary sensor with an ultrawide system that is unspecified. The 2MP macro camera however remains unchanged.

The other features remain largely unchanged from the Reno 7 apart from the variants available. The Oppo Reno 7 Pro will be available in only two variants, either having 8GB of RAM or 12GB. The internal storage for both will be 256 GB.

Oppo Reno 7 SE

The most affordable of the Reno 7 series features a less powerful MediaTek 900 processor, while the fast-charging system supports only 33W. The display remains the same as that of the regular version, however it will only reach 600nit at peak brightness.

The main camera setup also remains largely the same, with the difference being in the sensor used for ultrawide shots. The front-facing camera however is capped at only 16MP.

The Reno 7 SE won’t have an option for 12GB of RAM like the other models. 8GB of RAM will be standard, but you will be able to pick from either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.

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Naftaly is a Computer Science graduate with a passion for tech, video games and pop culture. When he is not writing articles for AndroidKenya, he is probably rewatching the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the hundredth time. Email at criskariuki@gmail.com Twitter @KarisNaftaly

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