Oppo has announced the Reno2 and Reno2 Z smartphones in Singapore today, bringing a quad-camera array, dual wifi. These new devices, however, are still positioned under the flagship Reno 10X Zoom and the Reno 5G
The Oppo Reno2 starts at SGD 899, and the Oppo Reno2 Z at SGD 599. Both sport an ultrawide-angle lens like the one found on the new iPhone 11 launched weeks ago, bringing creative opportunities to a wider audience.
The focus on photography does not stop there. The Oppo Reno2 devices also sport a new ultra steady video mode that uses hybrid electronic and optical image stabilisation, allowing users to take cinematic videos without the use of a cumbersome gimbal.
With a main 48-megapixel main shooter that uses the 1/2-inch Sony IMX586 that delivers OIS and EIS, the quad camera array also packs an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens that offers a dramatic 116-degree field of view. This is paired with a 13-megapixel telephoto lens on the Reno2, and with a 2-megapixel portrait lens on the cheaper Reno2 Z. Both will also have a 2-megapixel mono lens.
Impressive camera specs notwithstanding, the Oppo Reno2 devices will deliver a new Ultra Dark Mode for improved low light performance, leveraging on the neural processing unit (NPU) on board. The Reno2 also delivers 5x Hybrid Zoom to ensure detail even when zoomed in.
Both devices have 6.5-inch AMOLED displays – at a 20:9 aspect ratio for the Reno2 and 19.5:9 for the Reno2 Z. The phones are clad in 5th generation Corning Gorilla Glass on both front and rear, the Reno2 with 6th generation glass up front.
Apart from the small differences in the quad-camera array, aspect ratio and materials, the Oppo Reno2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G paired with 256GB of storage. On the other hand, the Reno2 Z has the MediaTek Helio P90 processor and 128GB of storage. Both devices have 8GB of RAM. The Reno2 Z notably lacks NFC connectivity which would be an issue for digital payments.
Both devices have several other similarities. They both have a 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera, although the two devices have different pop-up mechanisms – the Reno2 utilising the series’ trademark sharkfin mechanism while the Reno2 Z utilises a smaller, more standard straight tray. The larger sharkfin-style pop-up allows for the Reno2 to pack a soft front light for selfies.
Containing 4,000 mAh battery units, both Reno2 series phones also sport Oppo’s proprietary VOOC 3.0 quick charging.
Also implemented on the Reno2 devices is an ingenious networking feature, Dual WiFi, which allows the phones to connect to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies from a WiFi network, increasing stability and bandwidth. This, in theory, allows for greater download speeds.
The Oppo Reno2 is available in Sunset Pink and Luminous Black, and the Oppo Reno2 Z in Sky White and Luminous Black. Both devices will be available in Singapore from 26 October 2019.
Customers who pre-order the Reno2 phones will receive the new SGD 179 Enco Q1 noise-cancelling wireless neckbuds for free at the NEX Oppo Roadshow held from 21 to 25 October 2019. Preorders can be collected from 26 to 27 October, and the first 100 customers to collect their phones will receive a 10,000mAh power bank worth S$69.
The Enco Q1 noise-cancelling earphones are Oppo’s first foray into noise-cancelling tech. They deliver a USB-C charging port, with 15 hours of playback with noise-cancelling on, and 22 hours with it turned off.
Alongside the hardware launches, Oppo has also announced the launch of the #CreateYourWorld short film competition, with prizes totalling S$6,000, along with Oppo Reno2 smartphones and an all-expenses-paid trip to Dubai.