Oppo reno7

Also sold as the OPPO F21 Pro in some markets, the OPPO Reno7 has today been launched in the Kenyan Market. We’ve had the 4G variant of the device for about one week now in the beautiful Sunset Orange color made of Fibreless-Leather and here are our first impressions.

What is in the box

  • OPPO Reno7
  • 33W SuperVooC Charging Brick
  • USB-C Cable
  • Protective Case
  • Sim Ejector tool & Paper Work

What’s inside the box

The OPPO Reno7 has a 6.4″ FullHD+ AMOLED screen with an adaptive refresh rate that goes up to 90Hz while in use and 60Hz while not in use, 180Hz touch sampling rate, and boasts of up to 600 nits peak brightness. The device is lovely, it has Widevine L1 certification, which means the device can stream 1080p videos on OTT apps like Netflix, and the smartphone also has support for HDR10 and HLG codecs.

The display holds a punch hole in the upper-left corner for the selfie camera, a 32MP Sony IMX709 RGBW sensor that OPPO can’t keep still about. It is one of the biggest highlights of the smartphone and is the same sensor found on the more expensive Reno7 Pro 5G.

Enough about the front, at the back, the OPPO Reno7 sports a triple camera set up, a 64MP primary, 2MP depth, and a 2MP microscope which lets you take photos or videos with 15x or 30x magnification, it also has the breathing Orbit Light around it to evenly light up the area.

The Orbit Light also glows up for incoming calls and app notifications and when the Reno7 is charging.

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The OPPO Reno7 has the Snapdragon 680 SoC with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage which is extendable up to 1TB via a microSD card and the RAM virtually up to 5GB.

The smartphone gets its juice from a 4,500 mAh battery that charges up to 33W which OPPO says the in-box 33W adapter can fill in 60 minutes.

The smartphone runs Android 12-based ColorOS 12.1. The OS is a little buggy though, our OPPO Reno7 was not able to turn off or restart in the small time we used it, long pressing the power button does nothing, hopefully, this is fixed with an update.

Be on the lookout for a detailed day-to-day review on Techspace Africa after we’ve had enough time with the device.

The OPPO Reno 7 is available in all OPPO and Safaricom stores in Kenya. It is also available for online purchase through Jumia, Kilimall, and SkyGarden. Available versions include the 6GB RAM + 128 GB ROM, the 8GB RAM+128GB ROM at and lastly, the 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM and starts at Sh42,999.

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