Published on June 19th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

OPPO Unveils the Cutting-Edge Reno12 Series and Watch X in Australia

Leading technology brand, OPPO, has announced the upcoming arrival of the OPPO Reno12 Series and Watch X in Australia. The Reno12 Series, featuring advanced AI capabilities, a 6.7-inch OLED display, and 80W SUPERVOOC™ Flash Charge, includes the OPPO Reno12 at $799 and the OPPO Reno12 Pro at $999. The OPPO Watch X, priced at $699, offers dual-frequency GPS, comprehensive health monitoring, and up to 100 hours of battery life. These innovative products are set to bring cutting-edge technology and design to Australia, unlocking new realms of productivity and creativity for users.

Reno12 Series: A New Era of AI Phones

The Reno12 and Reno12 Pro introduce industry-leading GenAI features, marking a new chapter in the OPPO Reno Series and the first major release under OPPO’s commitment to accelerate the adoption of AI Phones. Both models feature a futuristic fluid design with a high-strength alloy framework, providing enhanced protection against drops, pressure, and water. They are powered by the new 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 7300-Energy mobile platform, co-developed by MediaTek and OPPO, delivering exceptional power efficiency.

The Reno12 Series also includes OPPO’s 80W SUPERVOOC™️ Flash Charge technology and the highest energy density 5,000mAh battery in Reno Series history, ensuring ultra-long battery life, lightning-fast charging, and up to four years of optimal battery lifespan.

Advanced AI Capabilities

Earlier this year, OPPO outlined its commitment to bring AI capabilities to more people beyond the confines of high-end flagship smartphones. As part of these efforts, OPPO has joined Google, Microsoft, MediaTek, Qualcomm and other partners to accelerate the arrival of a new generation of AI Phones.

The Reno12 Series introduces a suite of breakthrough GenAI features* covering a range of everyday uses. With the newly updated AI Eraser, users can easily remove passing strangers in photos with a simple tap thanks to the feature’s ability to automatically identify unwanted people and objects. For even more imaginative possibilities, AI Studio can create digital avatars or artistic portrait styles from just one single user photo.

Additionally, both phones also come with AI features specifically designed to enhance group photos. These include using advanced GenAI technology to reopen eyes that may be closed and the high-definition restoration of facial details even for subjects distanced from the camera, so no group shot goes to waste.

Stunning Design and Display

Taking the Reno Series firmly into the future on Reno12 and Reno12 Pro is a bold, forward-looking design centred around a space-age silver exterior. The rear glass panel of both models has been crafted with OPPO’s Fluid Ripple Texture, creating a 3D-like sensation of rippling water cascading across a pond.

In addition to the new silver look, both models offer other colour options. For a more classic look, the Reno12 Black Brown features a rich cocoa hue in a fingerprint-free finish. On Reno12 Pro, Nebula Black features a two-tone matte-gloss design with two halves naturally separated by a chic metallic ribbon running horizontally across the back of the phone.

Both models offer a 6.7-inch, 120Hz OLED display capable of displaying up to 1.07 billion colours, with hardware-level low blue light eye protection. The Reno12 Pro features the new Infinite View Screen with a quad micro-curve design, providing exceptional comfort and fully immersive visuals.

Capture Life’s Moments

Equipped with a Sony LYT-600 sensor, the Main Camera of both models offers faster and more stable focusing for clearer shots. The Reno12 Pro features a 50MP Telephoto Portrait Camera offering up to 2x optical zoom and a new 50MP Selfie Camera with advanced AI Portrait Retouching effects.

Global Debut of MediaTek Dimensity 7300 Energy For Reno

The custom 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 7300 Energy mobile platform ensures exceptional power efficiency, with targeted optimisations to the anode and cathode structure in the battery, providing extended battery life without increasing the size of the phones.

Watch X: A Smart Personal Trainer on Your Wrist

OPPO Watch X is a trusted companion designed to elevate every moment in life with dual-frequency GPS and multiple exclusive fitness monitoring features. Enabled by a dual-engine architecture and hybrid interface by Wear OS by Google™, Watch X has industry-leading endurance with up to 100 hours of battery life. Additionally, the watch gets up to 12 days with Power Saver Mode. With Wear OS 4, the latest version of the platform, Watch X comes with smart connectivity and Google Play’s extensive app ecosystem.

Versatile Apps and Seamless Sync

Powered by Wear OS, the OPPO Watch X comes with Google apps including Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Wallet, and Google Play. It offers a wide range of third-party apps, and with Fast Pair, it can be quickly connected and set up with your OPPO or other Android smartphone.

Elegant Design and Reliable Build

OPPO Watch X features a large 500mAh battery and the Watch VOOC™️ Flash Charging for both multi-day use and quick recharging. It can be fully charged in just 60 minutes or provide an additional 24 hours of use in as little as 10 minutes.

Driving the high endurance of Watch X is OPPO’s proprietary dual-engine architecture with two separate chipsets — the Snapdragon® W5 Gen 1 Wearable Platform and the BES2700 MCU. Under the groundbreaking dual-engine architecture, the watch’s two chips have been tuned to work in tandem with Wear OS’s hybrid interface. On Watch X, users experience the ultimate balance between performance and power consumption. Powered by the dual-engine architecture, Watch X is able to provide up to 100 hours of fully active battery life when in the full-featured Smart Mode, and up to 12 days of standby time in Power Saver Mode, so users no longer have to spend time charging their smartwatch every single day.

Designed to go the distance, OPPO Watch X has also passed the MIL-STD-810H US military standard, ensuring high durability even under tough conditions and environmental stresses, and is rated for IP68 dust resistance and 5ATM water resistance.

Speaking of the new launches, Michael Tran, Managing Director of OPPO Australia, said: “We are incredibly excited to introduce the OPPO Reno12 Series and Watch X to our Australian customers. With the Reno12 Series, we’re following through on our commitment to bring advanced AI capabilities to handsets beyond flagships. Following on from our recently launched Pad Neo, the new OPPO Watch X further demonstrates our dedication to continuing to build out the OPPO ecosystem for our Australian customers by now providing a high-end wearable product.”

OPPO Reno12 Series Availability

  • Pre-Sale: 27th June
  • On Sale: 11th July
  • Reno12 RRP: $799
  • Reno12 Pro RRP: $999
  • Reno12 Colours: Astro Silver and Black Brown
  • Reno12 Pro Colours: Nebula Silver and Nebula Black
  • Retailers: OPPO Australia’s Online Store, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Harvey Norman.

Launch Offer

To celebrate the Australian launch, OPPO is offering a special Gift With Purchase promotion across the Reno12 Series. From 27th June to 25th July 2024, customers who order the Reno12 Pro will receive an OPPO Watch X, valued at $699, as a gift with purchase via redemption. Those who order the Reno12 will receive an OPPO Pad Neo, valued at $449, as a gift with purchase via redemption.

OPPO Watch X Availability

The OPPO Watch X will be available from 20th June via OPPO Australia’s Online Store, retailing at $699.

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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