OPPO’s Reno series has been updated today with the Reno5 5G range, featuring two variants in Malaysia, known as the OPPO Reno5 5G and the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G.
Among the core features of these devices include an industry-leading camera system that’s enhanced by AI features, such as AI Highlight Video and Dual-View Video Feature for users to better picture life together with their friends and family. In addition, the latest series supports 5G networks on both variants, and 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charge.
Nikki Chen, Brand Director, OPPO Malaysia said, “The OPPO Reno series has always been a series that stands out from the crowd by combining beautiful aesthetics, amazing AI photography capabilities and innovative features that simply astound.
The Reno5 continues this tradition and with features like AI Highlight Video, as well as support for 5G connectivity, this series is a sensible choice as we step into the 5G era in the next few years. With these phones, be prepared to unlock new possibilities.”
Relentless Pursuit of Details
The OPPO Reno5 series features an all-new camera system featuring a 64MP rear quadcam matrix and a 32MP ultra-clear front camera. Powered by the OPPO Full Dimension Fusion (FDF) Portrait Video System, OPPO has managed to introduce a powerful range of AI-assisted features.
It is known collectively as the AI Highlight Video – the first feature in the industry to automatically detect ambient light in a scene and improve the video’s quality accordingly by applying OPPO’s industry-leading Ultra Night Video Algorithms and Live HDR Algorithms.
In the case of dark environments, Ultra Night Video Algorithms will come into play automatically to brighten the scene, while detection of backlit scenes will engage Live HDR Algorithms to reduce overexposed areas.
Both functions leave videos with better exposure and brightness, less noise, and clear and natural colours with just one click of the “AI” button while in video mode.
There is also a new Dual-view Video feature that enables video to be captured from the front and rear cameras simultaneously.
This double-perspective recording function effortlessly stitches a video featuring both the user and the subject being captured, in the same video frame at once – perfect for those who want to enter the vlogging scene.
FDF is essentially an imaging system designed for superior portrait video effects, and is composed of two engines, the Quality Enhancement Engine and the Portrait Perception Engine.
The Quality Enhancement Engine helps capture clear video in any conditions, whether in night or backlit scenes, while in motion or standing still.
The Portrait Perception Engine on the other hand defines fine-grained criteria for portrait effects to help deliver naturally processed human subjects and backgrounds videos.
Together, the highly intuitive system delivers an unmatched experience that not only captures portrait videos in perfect quality but does so in a way that can help users to maintain their unique style, particularly when vlogging.
While on the subject of vlogging, both devices in the Reno5 series 5G offer the Portrait Beautification Video, a feature that is capable of detecting as many as 194 key facial feature points to provide tailored optimisations specifically based on each individual.
Within the feature are 8 customisable tools, offering greater freedom to refine portrait details.
Users also have access to differentiated beauty effects for group images, bringing out the diversity of each individual and creating a look that suits everyone’s tastes.
Last, but not least in the imaging department, is the upgraded performance of portrait shots, thanks to the OPPO Image-clear Engine. This system-level optimisation allows users to take clear snaps of moving subjects, or quickly capture unforgettable moments as and when they occur.
The phone also supports AI Scene Enhancement，providing tailored optimisation for colour, saturation and brightness in 22 different scenes, including cats, text, fireworks, sunrises and sunsets.
Moreover, Ultra-clear 108MP Image ensures clear portraits during the day, while Night Flare Portrait creates cinematic night portraits.
Enchanting Colours and Design
The Reno5 series 5G are available in two beautiful and mesmerising colours – Galactic Silver and Starry Black.
With the brand-new Diamond Spectrum process, the Galactic Silver creates a whole new visual effect that can bring out thousands of colours, depending on the direction of light. When looking from different angles or in different lighting, the phone appears in completely new colours.
Galactic Silver is also finished with the Reno Glow process, which is a unique AG glass process designed by OPPO, giving it a subtle glittery detail on the back cover, as though millions of diamonds are embedded into it, while being fingerprint resistant.
Aside from two standout colours, Reno5 5G is exquisitely designed to be compact and sleek.
Weighing 172g (Galactic Silver is 180g) and only 7.9mm thick, the phone leverages advanced Coefficient of Friction (COF) packaging to further shrink the bottom edge of the display by 28% compared with Reno4 to just 3.98mm, delivering a more immersive edge-to-edge display experience with a 91.7% screen-to-body ratio comparing with 90.7% of Reno4.
Additionally, Hidden Fingerprint Unlock is integrated underneath the display to ensure instant unlocking while keeping data secure.
On the front of Reno5 5G, the 6.4-inch 90Hz AMOLED screen with a single punch-hole design delivers a more vivid touch, which, combined with a crisp FHD+ (2400×1080) resolution and silky smooth 90Hz refresh rate, make for a life-like entertainment experience.
The Reno5 also comes with Netflix HD and Amazon Prime Video HD Certification, allowing you to stream content in even greater detail. Furthermore, the low-blue light screen, fully tested, verified and certified by the world-renowned SGS, is designed to protect users’ vision under prolonged usage.
As for the Reno5 Pro 5G, it sports a 6.5-inch 3D curved Super AMOLED display, providing a smooth, rounded touch with borderless immersion. The 90Hz refresh rate and up to 180Hz touch sampling rate ensure a silky-smooth feel whether playing games, or when switching between apps.
The screen is also HDR10+ certified and comes with Netflix HD Certification and Amazon Prime Video HD/HDR Certification, offering a higher dynamic range and a more vivid visual experience. Furthermore, the screen is certified by leading testing company SGS as an “SGS Eye Care”.
Among the Reno5’s many outstanding performance features, the ultra-fast 65W SuperVOOC2.0 Flash Charge is another highlight that will change users’ smartphone habit.
It can charge the Reno5 to up to 100% of its battery power in 35 minutes. A large 4,300mAh battery allows for all-day use, even for the most demanding users.
The Reno5 integrates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, an integrated 5G mobile platform that has been widely proven to deliver top-tier 5G performance.
Built on the 7nm process, the fast mid-range Arm-based SoC is also primarily known for its higher-clocked graphic cards, with two Arm Cortex-A76 cores clocked at up to 2.4 GHz and a power-efficient cluster with six small Arm Cortex-A55 cores.
On the other hand, the Reno5 Pro features MediaTek’s latest flagship 5G-integrated SoC, the Dimensity 1000+, for top-of-class 5G capabilities.
The octa-core SoC was similarly built on the 7nm process, with four ‘Big Core’ Arm Cortex-A77 cores operating up to 2.6GHz and four power-efficient Arm Cortex-A55 cores, offers industry-leading performance and lower power consumption, achieving an outstanding AnTuTu benchmark score that is 79% higher than the previous generation. Besides, the Arm Mali-G77 GPU delivers 181% improvement in GPU performance for the most demanding games.
Powered by the Dimensity 1000+, the Reno5 Pro can achieve up to 3.54Gbps theoretical peak download speeds. Meanwhile, the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard is supported for reliable, ultra-fast and comprehensive connectivity.
To ensure a consistent and stable 5G experience, OPPO has also designed the Reno5 Pro with a 360-degree surround antenna which is able to automatically connect to the best signal available.
The Reno5 Pro is powered by a 4,350mAh battery and supports SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charge as well.
Reno5 5G comes installed with OPPO’s ColorOS 11.1 out of the box, maintaining the beloved stock Android 11 features while also providing rich UI customisation, greater efficiency, unparalleled smoothness, and strengthened privacy sought by OPPO users.
Supporting all-around customisation, Reno5 users can design their own Always-on Display, and dark-mode to truly make the phone their own.
Further innovative features such as Flexdrop and Three-finger Translate with Google Lens significantly increase productivity. At the same time, Gaming Shortcut Mode, Gamer Mode, Bullet Screen Messages, and Adjustable Gaming Touch create the environment for you to be totally immersed in entertainment.
Security is also enhanced at the operating system level with Private System – allowing users to create multiple accounts on the phone with partitioned app and data.
Data protection on the phone has been certified by third-party organisations, including ISO, ePrivacy, and TrustArc.
OPPO Reno5 5G Pricing and Availability
The OPPO Reno5 5G is priced at RM1,899, while the Reno5 Pro 5G is priced at RM2,599. Pre-orders begin from 13 – 26 January 2021, and those who pre-order the OPPO Reno5 Series will receive additional free gifts worth RM397, which includes an OPPO Enco W11 worth RM159, 1x OPPO phone case worth RM129 and complimentary 1 year extended warranty worth RM109.
Those who pre-order two units with a friend at any OPPO Sales & Service Center will receive a limited a set of BFF friendship phone cases + RM100 rebate on their purchase.
The first sale of Reno5 series will be starting from 27 January, available at any OPPO Brand Store, OPPO Official E-commerce stores, OPPO Official dealer stores, as well as E-commerce partners, Telco partners and Chain Store Partners.
At all sales & service centres, the first 100 customers to purchase the Reno5 Series will be entitled to a mystery gift worth up to RM150,000. All OPPO Brand Stores also offer trade in programs and PBB users are able to get RM50 cashback when purchasing the Reno5 (limited time & limited quantity).
The OPPO Reno5 Series will also be available at our dealers stores, with DirectD providing a 14-day guarantee return and Senheng offering 2 years extra warranty and 24 months 0% installment.