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OPPO's Reno7 series has arrived in India with a change of chipset for one variant

The Reno7 Pro. (Source: OPPO)
The Reno7 Pro. (Source: OPPO)
The Reno7 and 7 Pro has launched in the Indian market, having only been available in China prior to this. The series is still touted as the "Portrait Experts" in its new region. Then again, the vanilla 7 is not exactly the same phone as it was in China; its new international units come with a MediaTek Dimensity SoC rather than one from Qualcomm as before.

The 7 and 7 Pro are 2 out of only 3 Reno-series smartphones to date with an updated design involving flat edges, which means some Indian tech fans might be glad to see the devices launch in their market. This event has introduced the phones as expected, although their internals are not 100% as one might predict based on their original Chinese debut.

OPPO unveiled the vanilla 7 in its native country with the Snapdragon 778G processor; however, it has gone official in India with the MediaTek Dimensity 900 platform instead. This has made the 'new' Reno7 very slightly thicker, yet lighter; however, more importantly, the change of silicon means its Indian variant can use SuperVOOC 2.0 65W charging rather than the 60W standard from its Chinese-market counterpart.

Otherwise, however, the specs of the Reno7 remain the same, which means its AMOLED display still has a 90Hz refresh rate. It also still shares an 8MP ultrawide-angle camera with its Pro sibling. On that note, the top-end 7-series variant has retained all of its specs from the original launch, larger 6.55-inch display and new-ish 50MP main camera included.

OPPO has announced that the slightly modified Reno7 will start at INR28,999 (~US$390) for an 8GB RAM/256 internal storage SKU, whereas the 12GB/256GB 7 Pro will be available at INR39,999 (~$535). The latter will be released via Flipkart on February 8, 2021, whereas the former will wait until February 17 to do the same.

The OEM's Watch Free and Enco M32s in green have also launched in India today. They are now priced at INR5,999 (~$80) and 1,799 (~$24, or the same as the black versions sold on Amazon.in), although neither is listed on any retail sites as yet.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-02- 4 (Update: 2022-02- 4)