OPPO launched their latest additions to the Reno series — the OPPO Reno5 and OPPO Reno5 Pro, to Malaysian consumers with a live stream on 18 January 2021. The two (2) new mid-range offerings from OPPO are equipped with a suite of powerful AI camera functions, such as the AI Highlight Video and Dual View Video.
The launch was conducted online on social media, and featured Malaysian celebrities and influencers such as Azira Shafinaz and Sophia Liana, Talitha Tan and Elizabeth Tan, as well as Pauline Tan & Emily Chan.
To amplify the true concept of friendship through Picture Life Together, OPPO collaborated with Abdulrashade Studio, to create an interactive mural for OPPO Reno5. Lead artist, Abdulrashade, created a glow-in-the-dark mural at the famous Kwai Zai Hong area in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Forging friendship and courtship among users, with the background of the interactive mural, which not only does it glow-in-the-dark, but during the day the bright colors of the mural pops up. The interactive mural has two bicycles placed in front of the artwork which will require two riders to light up the wall with beautiful neon colours. The creative mural features famous landmarks such as the Eifel Tower, the Pyramids, windmills and more to provide a sense of adventure and wanderlust. Due to the recent situation in these challenging times, OPPO has brought the adventure to you.
The OPPO Reno5 series features an all-new camera system with a 64MP rear quadcam matrix and a 32MP ultra-clear front camera. Powered by the OPPO Full Dimension Fusion (FDF) Portrait Video System, OPPO introduced a powerful range of AI-assisted features, collectively known as the AI Highlight Video, which is a first within 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 Algorithm and Live HDR Algorithm.
With the Ultra Night Video Algorithm, entertainers Azira Shafinaz and Sophia Liana are able to capture crisp, bright, and detailed videos to record their dance moves, regardless of whether they are at a low-lit studio or backlit stage, as it will automatically brighten the scene. Backlit scenes will also be detected, in which overexposed areas will be reduced by the Live HDR Algorithm. Both functions leave videos with better exposure and brightness, less noise, as well as clear and natural colours with just one click of the “AI” button while in video mode.
Besides that, Azira and Sophia were also impressed by the Night Flare Portrait feature on the OPPO Reno5, which allows them to capture night videos or photos effortlessly and share their exciting night adventures in the city with their followers on social media. This feature adds a dream-like element to photos and videos by blurring out lights in the background to create beautiful bokeh effects.
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. This feature is a favourite for both Pauline Tan and Emily Chan as it allows them to record precious moments from different perspectives, minus the hassle of editing. Besides recording a short rap performance that was presented during the online launch, the duo enjoyed themselves by making some funny videos with the Dual-View video using the three different screen layouts: Split, Round and Rectangle mode.
The FDF is an imaging system designed for superior portrait video effects with 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.
Both devices in the Reno5 series 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.
The Reno5 series comes with a built-in video editing software, Soloop, with features such as the Auto Generate feature and Shoot Like An Influencer feature, which provides a shortcut solution to creating trendy and fun videos.
The Reno5 series is available in two 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 is exquisitely designed to be compact and sleek. Weighing 172g (Galactic Silver is 180g) and only 7.9mm thick, the phone leverages advanced 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, 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, 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”.
The Reno5’s ultra-fast 65W SuperVOOC2.0 Flash Charge 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. On the other hand, the Reno5 Pro features MediaTek’s latest flagship 5G-integrated SoC, the Dimensity 1000+, for top-of-class 5G capabilities. It supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard for reliable, ultra-fast and comprehensive connectivity. And 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 comes installed with OPPO’s ColorOS 11.1 out of the box, maintaining the stock Android 11 features while also providing rich UI customisation, greater efficiency, smoothness, and strengthened privacy.
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.
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 2021, 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 authorised dealers’ stores, with DirectD providing a 14-day guarantee return and Senheng offering 2 years extra warranty and 24 months 0% installment.
My OPPO APP
OPPO has also officially achieved over 1,000,000 active users in Malaysia currently since the launch of MY OPPO APP in August 2020.
My OPPO App was created to allow OPPO to stay connected with users through live chat support and customer service. Users can enjoy benefits such as exclusive service experiences, lucky draws, special discounts, points collection to make redemption on OPPO products and discount vouchers.
My OPPO App members are able to redeem an exclusive RM100 promo code for OPPO Reno5 Series with 100 points only in My OPPO App. The promo code can be used on OPPO Online Store (starting from now until 31 Jan 2021) and OPPO Brand Store (starting from 27 Jan until 31 Jan 2021), limited to first 1000 redemptions.
For the coffee lovers, exclusively for the Reno5 Series, the first 1,000 My OPPO App members will get to redeem RM20 Starbucks Card!
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