By Zsarlene B. Chua, Senior Reporter
CHINESE smartphone brand OPPO has launched two new products — their newest flagship phone, the Reno 4, and the company’s first smartwatch, which took years of development, a company representative said.
The newest entry to the Reno line, the Reno 4, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM. The device also has a 48-megapixel HD quad-camera capable of taking 960 fps AI slow motion videos and three stabilization modes “perfect for users interested in capturing high-intensity action shots like when running or skateboarding,” said the release. A similar electronic image stabilization algorithm will also be present for the front camera.
Reno 4, with its 6.43-inch AMOLED screen, also boasts a thinness of 7.7mm and a weight of 165 grams. The phone is also 5G ready and comes in two colors: Galactic Blue and Space Black.
The phone is open for pre-orders until Aug. 21 at P18,990. Those pre-ordering the phone will receive a pair of Rock Space EB100 True Wireless Stereo Earbuds worth P2,899.
After years in development, OPPO has also finally introduced their first smartwatch said to “deliver intelligence and elegance in a premium compact device,” the company said in a press release.
“If you ask us why it took so long to come out with a smartwatch, it’s because we wanted to get it right,” Gordon Tok, OPPO APAC training manager, said during a digital conference on Aug. 5.
The OPPO Watch comes with a 41-mm rectangular AMOLED screen powered by Wear OS by Google and a VOOC Flash Charging System, which can achieve 30% charge in 15 minutes (said to be enough for a day’s use). A full charge can be achieved in 75 minutes and can last 24 hours in smart mode and up to 14 days in power save mode.
“We have always been focused on developing user-oriented multi-device, and cross-scenario lifestyle products for consumers that are practical and [fits their] personal, home, and travel uses,” Jimmy Yi, OPPO APAC president, said in a statement.
The OPPO Watch also comes with “an intelligent outfit-matching watch face” as a few taps, including photographing an outfit, will have the watch recommend a “complementary watch face to suit the occasion through AI-imaging and built-in algorithms,” according to the release.
The device is water-resistant for up to 50 meters for 10 minutes for those engaging in water activities and it also has tracking and monitoring sensors for those doing physical activities including an always-on heart tracker and a sleep tracker. It can also be integrated with GoogleFit.
The OPPO Watch retails for P12,990 and comes with a black band. It is available via OPPO concept and online stores and in Lazada.