We can all attest to the high costs that come with acquiring proper gear and accessories for production purposes, while over the years smartphone manufactures have stepped up in creating devices that serve both as phone and can be used in place of DSLR or even your editing PC, the cost has remain a main factor in getting the right device, until now.
Smartphone manufacturer OPPO has introduced its latest device under the Reno Series, the Reno4 in the Kenyan market, which will retail at Ksh39,999. The new device, which has already been launched in other markets globally comes with additional features from its predecessor, the Reno3, which include the AI Colour Portrait for both the front and rear cameras – feature that now also applies for videos, monochrome video capture, three new stabilisation modes under the Ultra Steady Video 3.0 and an Electronic Image Stabilization algorithm to the front camera with Front Steady Video.
Muthoni Wachira, Head of Communications & Projects at OPPO Kenya said, “Reno4 introduces fun and new ways to be in with the latest trends and fully express creativity through OPPOs innovative imaging technology. This means that Reno4 will make it easy to capture creative portraits at any moment or imaginative videos that are designed to give every user a chance to Clearly Unlock the Best You.”
The Reno4 also comes with touch-free interactions for the first time, powered by an AI-enhanced Smart Sensor and AI algorithm to secure the phone from peeping eyes, while allowing users to control their phone with a wave.
The Reno Series has always been one of the pioneers in smartphone camera technology and with Reno4 were proud to continue innovating with new portrait shooting and videography features that empower our users to truly stand out. From innovative imaging technology to the futuristic touch-free interaction, and from stunning designs to VOOC Flash Charging, weve walked the extra mile, added Muthoni Wachira.
Continuing to strengthen its foothold with smartphone imaging technology, Reno4 leads the way this time with exceptional portrait shooting and videography capabilities. Reno4s rear camera features a 3 + 1 four-shot matrix including a 48MP Main Camera, 8MP Ultra Wide-angle Camera, a 2MP Macro Camera and a 2MP Mono Camera, while the 32MP Front Camera captures clear selfies.
With AI Colour Portrait, both the front and rear cameras of Reno4 can capture portraits that use the AI Colour Portrait effect. With AI Colour Portrait Photo, only the person in the shot is highlighted in natural colour, while the background colours are muted black and white. This feature is also available for taking videos. Furthermore, Monochrome Video is made of three kinds of video filters, which adds an effect that only retains the red, green or blue colours of objects in the video, while also turning the others black and white.
Reno4 can also take amazing night-time portraits with Night Flare Portrait. It automatically superimposes a mix of transparent and bright blurred light spots on the background and brightens the face of the subject of the portrait shot, to create a clear and bright night portrait with vibrant bokeh effect. In addition, Ultra Night Selfie Mode and Ultra Dark Mode improve night-time photography capabilities as both features enable users to capture clearer and brighter night shots using both the front and rear cameras.
Reno4 offers Ultra Steady Video 3.0 which has three different stabilization modes. For the first time, Reno4 brings an Electronic Image Stabilization algorithm to the front camera with Front Steady Video. With the Ultra Steady Video, supported by the Main Rear Camera, and Ultra Steady Video Pro, supported by the Ultra Wide-angle Camera, ensures that videos shot by the rear camera are steady and without the concern of shaky hands while filming a video.
Reno4 is packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM.
Equipped with 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 and 4015mAh battery, Reno4 can be charged 50% within 20 minutes, and fully charged within 57 minutes. Moreover, Superpower Saving Mode gives Reno4 an extra kick to keep the phone running longer. It gives 1.5 hours of messaging on WhatsApp or calls for more than one hour with just 5% of battery, according to test results from OPPO laboratory. At night, Super Nighttime Standby is designed to learn the sleep schedule and optimizes the battery life so that only 2% of battery is used throughout the entire night for about 8 hours.
OPPO Kenya have opened the pre-orders for the Reno4 starting September 21, 2020 until September 28, 2020.