Global technology brand OPPO on Monday launched its latest smartphone device, the OPPO Reno6 5G, in Kenya.

The new Reno6 5G device boasts of the AI-enhanced video performance, is an AI portrait expert equipped with a load of industry-leading features.

It features OPPO’s Iconic Reno Glow design with ultra-slim retro design, powerful performance from the MediaTek Dimensity 900, and intelligent ColorOS 11 suiting it for 5G.

It comes equipped with leading AI Capabilities to provide superior portrait video experience and features an 64MP AI Triple Camera setup on the back and a 32MP Selfie Camera.

Ernest Teigut and Muthoni Wachira. PHOTO/MAC OTANI 

Reno6 5G has a series of AI-enhanced portrait video functions:

• Bokeh Flare Portrait Video provides a pioneering cinematic quality bokeh effect for smartphone video. Powered by OPPO’s over-10-million portrait dataset and AI algorithms, Bokeh Flare Portrait Video delivers real-time video processing to capture portrait videos with bokeh light spots on the background, all while keeping the portrait subjects appearing natural and bright. Available on both the front and rear cameras, this dream-like bokeh lighting effect can be applied to your portrait videos with just one click.

• AI Highlight Video can automatically detect ambient light and make video optimizations accordingly. Whether you are shooting at night, or with strong backlight in the day, AI Highlight Video helps you to capture clearer, brighter, and more vividly-colored portrait videos.

Muthoni Wachira. PHOTO/MACOTANI

• Portrait Beautification Video on Reno6 5G can perform subtle and natural edits for portrait videos to improve appearances. With state-of-the-art AI algorithms, it can remove one’s unwanted skin blemishes while retaining natural features to highlight individuality. With the ability to recognize up to 193 different facial points in video mode, Reno6 5G allows users to apply beauty effects with better precision, personalization, and authenticity.

• Focus Tracking is also introduced on Reno6 5G, enabling enhanced video auto-focusing by identifying and automatically tracking main subjects consistently and steadily.


The device is also equipped with numerous photo-enhancing functions including its exclusive Image Clear Engine and Color temperature sensor and Flash Snapshot, which enables users to capture clearer shots of moving subjects or take quick-capture photos.

Reno6 5G also provides creative post-production tools like AI Palette, which can turn your images into the style of those popular content creators online with just one click.

Better User Experience

Reno6 5G is the first smartphone in the Kenyan market to feature MediaTek's latest 5G-integrated SoC, the Dimensity 900, built on a 6nm processor.


It offers 8GB RAM and 128GB storage added to OPPO’s self-developed RAM Expansion technology, allowing one to add 2GB/3GB/5GB of ROM storage memory if RAM space runs out.

The large battery is 4,300 mAh with a 65W SuperVOOC 2.0, and can be fully charged in 28 minutes and enables all-day usage even with a very low battery.


OPPO Reno Glow

Reno6 5G has a stylish ultra-slim retro design with a thickness of 7.59mm, weighs 182g, features OPPO Reno Glow and comes in two new colors: Aurora and Stellar Black.

“The design of OPPO’s Reno series is a reflection of style and taste. Reno6 5G comes with a unique color – Aurora, in addition to the ever-popular black. The newly upgraded Reno glow gives the phone a fresh new look and energetic shine when viewed from different angles. The Reno6 5G not only looks great but also has a comfortable grip with an ultra-slim and light body,” said Muthoni Wachira, Head of Projects and PR, OPPO Kenya.

On the front of Reno6 5G, the 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate delivers a more vivid and smooth viewing experience.

Pascal Tokodi and Jalang'o. PHOTO/MAC OTANI 

It also has a 360-degree Light-Sensing enabled by two sensors, improving the accuracy of auto-brightness adjustments, making the viewing experience more comfortable everywhere.

The screen is also SGS Eye Care Display Certificated as a "low-blue light screen" to reduce eye strain, comes with Netflix HD and Amazon Prime Video HD Certification and runs on ColorOS 11.

Ernest Teigut. PHOTO/MAC OTANI

Market Availability

Reno6 5G is available for pre-order for Sh59,999 on Masoko, Jumia, Skygarden and Kilimall and each device ordered in Kenya will earn one an Enco W32 buds, OPPO band, and a backpack.