‘AI and mentalism’ coming to the OPPO Reno12 Pro

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OPPO launched its latest flagship device, the OPPO Reno12 Pro, in South Africa on Wednesday, 19 July. OPPO is going big with its AI technology, raising standards and taking names.

The event was held at the Galleria in Sandton, and we were entertained by mind reader, mentalist and illusionist Larry Soffer.

OPPO Reno12 Pro launch

Battery anxiety is a thing of the past, the camera is taking photography to unchartered levels, and say hello to flawless photos with the AI touch up capabilities.

Introducing the flagship phone, head of training at OPPO, Bradley Young describes the Reno12 Pro as a game changer.

“It’s all about user experience.”

More details and photos from the event to follow. But first, here’s all the specs you need to know.

Reno 12 Pro design: Style meets strength

First things first, the Reno12 Pro is a looker. It boasts a Futuristic Fluid Design with a High-Strength Alloy Framework, which means it’s not just pretty, but it can also take a beating.

Drop it, press it, or splash it – this phone can handle it all.

Under the hood, the Reno12 Pro is powered by the new 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 7300 platform, which delivers exceptional power efficiency.

Coupled with a 5,000mAh battery and OPPO’s 80W SUPERVOOCTM Flash Charge technology, you can say goodbye to battery anxiety.

We’re talking 32% charge in just 10 minutes and a full 100% in 46 minutes. That’s lightning-fast, folks.

OPPO’s AI-powered photography

Now, let’s talk about the cameras.

The Reno12 Pro is packing some serious heat with a 50MP Telephoto Portrait Camera and a 50MP Selfie Camera.

But it’s not just about the megapixels; it’s about the AI.

The AI Portrait Retouching feature allows you to make real-time adjustments for perfect selfies, while the AI Eraser can remove unwanted elements from your photos with a simple tap.

Young showcased the AI Eraser from the stage, showing step by step how easy it is to erase people and objects from your holiday snaps.

Say goodbye to photobombers and hello to flawless shots.

But wait! You can even add yourself into photos with AI Smart Image Matting. It’s easy as turning one of your photos into a sticker and adding it to another photo.

Democratising AI: OPPO’s mission

Liam Faurie, Head of Go-to-market & Operations at OPPO South Africa, sums it up perfectly: “At OPPO, we believe that everyone deserves AI.

The Reno12 Pro, with its cutting-edge GenAI features and innovative design, is likely to be the first AI phone for many South Africans. We are democratising access to advanced technology by offering the best-in-market features at an unbeatable price.”

OPPO is collaborating with tech giants like Google, Microsoft, MediaTek, and Qualcomm to bring AI capabilities to everyone, not just those with high-end flagships.

The Reno12 Pro is a significant step forward in this journey, introducing a suite of GenAI features for everyday use, like AI Eraser, AI Studio, and AI Recording Summary.

OPPO Reno12 Pro: Pricing and availability

So, when can you get your hands on this AI powerhouse?

There’s something for everyone in the Reno12 lineup.

The OPPO Reno12 Pro will be available at all local operators, with an RRP of R18,999 and contract prices starting from R749 per month.

That’s not all!

New models of the Reno12 series will be introduced in the coming months, with the Reno12FS arriving in July and the Reno12 F 4G hitting stores in August.

In conclusion, the OPPO Reno12 Series, and especially the Reno12 Pro, is set to redefine what we expect from our smartphones.

With advanced AI capabilities, a stunning design, and a price point that won’t break the bank, OPPO is making AI accessible to everyone. Get ready to embrace the future of smartphones with the Reno12 Series.

Cheryl Kahla has dedicated her career to exploring the intersections of tech and society. With contributions to numerous international outlets, she provides insights into emerging tech trends, AI, science, and the impact of digital innovations. Outside of writing, Cheryl indulges in gaming, martial arts, and debating the merits of AI with her cat, Gotham. He’s indifferent to the subject.

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