Reno 7 Series lineup LDI design process

It is the Oppo Reno7 series unveiled in November in China will start its global saleon the 4th of February beginning with India, later on Pakistan. The line-up includes the Oppo Reno 7Reno 7 Pro as well as Reno 7 SE. We’re aware that about the Pro model will be available in India but the company hasn’t announced if it will be bringing both Vanilla or SE models to an Asian country, or if it will choose to skip one.

As we wait for confirmation of how many Reno 7 phones that will be launched in India this weekend, Oppo has detailed the development process for the LDI technology that will be featured on the models that are globally available that comprise Reno 7. Reno 7 series.

LDI is a shorthand for Laser Direct Imaging, is utilized to design PCBs in aerospace industry. Additionally, Oppo says that its engineers spent three years in order to reinvent the “aircraft-grade” LDI, which can be used to produce 1.2 million micro-etchings, with the size of 20 microns across the the back panel of the smartphone.

This gives the phone’s rear cover a visually and textural impression of shooting stars, which Oppo describes as “Aircraft-Grade Shooting Star Design.” In addition the micron-scale etchings aid in helping Oppo to achieve a matte bristled finish on top of an Oppo Glow layer that is an updated Reno Glow design we first saw in the Oppo Reno 6 Pro in the past.

The first step in the LDI process is to apply an UV-protective ink over the glass surface that faces the phone, to protect that it is chemically cut during the subsequent stages. The layer of protection also helps increase the precision of laser engraving thanks to its ability to absorb light.

Following this, the reverse glass surface, which faces users and is lined with a photoresist coating to form stars in the for the Reno7 series. This creates the appearance of a “dynamic optical effect” when you look at the phone from various angles.

Oppo will also reveal some details regarding the camera that is located that is located on the phone’s back panel. The design of the island is known as Twin Moon Camera Design, featuring the upper portion covered in metal, and the lower part is coated in ceramic “to provide a contrasting but premium experience.”

The manufacturer also claims it’s the Reno 7 Pro features a color ceramic-plated lens bezel that is comprised of zirconia. This is the first time by the manufacturer. Zirconia is hard at 8.5 in comparison the 5.5 in stainless steel and it’s coated with a tougher, slightly protruding, film to shield the lens that it is surrounded by and protect it from scratches.

In addition the camera module, the Reno7 Pro’s module also has breathing lights surrounding the camera, and Oppo has employed one millimeter diameter fiber made to be bent in order to define the camera’s area. The fiber emits soft, blinking light when the phone is charged or receiving an SMS or call.

Oppo has also announced its internationally-exclusive Reno 7 Pro will pack a 4,500 mAh battery just like it’s Chinese counterpart. It will also sport an aluminum frame, and an 2.5D design with a rounded shape that is claimed to be comfortable within your hand. But, due to the smooth edges, it is yet to be determined how it will feel Reno7 Pro will be to handle.

Oppo hasn’t released the specs of the Reno7 Pro’s global sheet yet, however the company has has confirmed that the phone will come complete with Dimensity 1200-MAX processor, 65W charger, along with the wireless PC Connect. The phone is 7.45mm thick and will come with Sony’s IMX709 and the IMX766 sensors.