Oppo Reno 7 series launched – Reno 7 SE, Reno 7 & Reno 7 Pro
As always, the main USP of this series is the design
November 25, 2021
Reno 7 SE Starting Price
Reno 7 Starting Price
Reno 7 Pro Starting Price
Earlier this year in May, we got the Reno 6 series from Oppo that included three phones under it named the Reno 6, Reno 6 Pro & the top of the line Reno 6 Pro+. Following its half-yearly upgrade timeline, the Oppo Reno 7 series is now official in the Chinese market. This time as well, there are three new phones under this lineup, but there is no Pro Plus variant, yet. There is the Reno 7 SE, the vanilla Reno 7 & the Reno 7 Pro.
This is the cheapest phone under this lineup, and design-wise, it does not get the same flat sides as the other two phones. It is a pretty slim phone at just 7.45mm and also weighs just 171 grams. This is impressive considering the fact that there is a big battery inside. The camera module on the rear has a triple camera setup in it, and there is a flat panel on the front with a hole-punch cutout in the corner. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack.
Under the hood, the Reno 7 SE has the MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G SOC, and this is the same chip that powered the Reno 6. The phone has 8GB LPDDR4X RAM paired with 128GB or 256GB UFS 2.2 storage.
There is a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED on the front with a 90Hz refresh rate, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and up to 180Hz touch-sampling rate. The display is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. In terms of the cameras, there are three on the back where the primary camera has a Sony IMX581 sensor with 48 megapixels and f/1.7 aperture. There are two 2MP sensors where one is for macro photos and the other for depth sensing. It is a shame that there is no ultrawide camera on this phone.
For selfies, you get a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor on the front. The main rear camera can shoot 4K videos at up to 30fps, whereas the front camera can shoot up to 1080p 30fp videos.
Finally, the Oppo Reno 7 SE has a 4,500mAh battery inside and supports 33W fast charging as well. ColorOS 12 runs out of the box, which is based on Android 11.
Here is the price of the phone for China –
8GB + 128GB – ¥2199 ($344)
8GB + 256GB – ¥2399 ($375)
The sale starts on the 17th of December.
OPPO RENO 7
Next up on the list, we have the Oppo Reno 7, the successor to the Oppo Reno 6. Just like the Reno 6, the Reno 7 features flat sides like on the iPhones, which make it looks quite premium. The cameras on the back are arranged in the same fashion as on the Reno 7 SE, but just because of those flat sides and completely flat front and back, the phone seems to have a completely different design than the Reno 7 SE.
And yes, the phone has a metal and glass build, so it not only looks premium but also feels like a premium phone.
As for the specs, the vanilla Reno 7 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset, and there is 8GB or 12GB LPDDR4X RAM along with 128GB of 256GB storage.
There is no change in the panel on the front when compared to the Reno 7 SE. It is the same 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED with a 90Hz refresh-rate and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The phone even has the same battery size at 4,500mAh, but instead of 33W charging, it supports 60W fast charging.
In terms of the cameras, Oppo Reno 7 gets a primary 64MP shooter paired with an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro camera. For selfies, there is a 32MP Sony IMX709 sensor. The main rear camera can shoot 4K 30fps videos, whereas the front camera can shoot up to 1080p 30fps videos.
And finally, here is the pricing for China –
8GB + 128GB – ¥2699 ($422)
8GB + 256GB – ¥2999 ($469)
12GB + 256GB – ¥3299 ($516)
It will be available in China starting December 3rd.
OPPO RENO 7 PRO
Finally, we have the most expensive phone under the Oppo Reno 7 series, for now. Design-wise, the Reno 7 Pro only has one difference when compared to the Reno 7, and that’s the addition of an extra circle in the camera module, which is not a camera sensor. Apart from that, there are the same flat sides and a flat panel on the front. That was not the case with the Reno 6 Pro since that phone had curved sides. The camera module on the rear also gets an LED around it that works as a notification light.
This phone gets the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-MAX SOC, and there is either 8GB or 12GB LPDDR4X RAM paired with 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The display is bigger than the Reno 7 SE & Reno 7 at 6.55-inch, and it is an FHD+ AMOLED with a 90Hz refresh rate. This is a better panel than the other two phones since its peak brightness is also higher (up to 800 nits).
The Oppo Reno 7 Pro supports 65W fast charging, and due to this, there are two separate cells inside for 2250mAh capacity, resulting in a combined capacity of 4,500mAh.
In terms of the cameras, there are three on the back. There is a primary 1/1.56″ Sony IMX766 sensor with 50 Megapixels, f/1.8 aperture, and 1-micron individual pixel size. Then, there is an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro shooter. The selfies camera is the same as on the Reno 7, i.e., a 32MP Sony IMX709 sensor. The video recording via the rear camera is limited to 4K 30fps at maximum.
Finally, speaking of the price here’s how much the phone costs in China –
8GB + 256GB – ¥3699 ($579)
12GB + 256GB – ¥3999 ($625)
Just like the Reno 7, it will be available starting December 3rd in China.