Oppo has announced three new Reno 2 phones. The new Reno 2, Reno 2 Z, and Reno 2 F are launching in India first and have four rear-facing cameras in various configurations.
The top-end Reno 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 730 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. The screen is a 6.5-inch 20:9 1080p Dynamic AMOLED panel. It includes an 8-megapixel 16mm-equivalent wide-angle module, a 26mm-equivalent camera using Sony’s dominant 48-megapixel IMX586 sensor, a 13-megapixel camera with an 83mm-equivalent telephoto lens, and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. It all adds up to a little more than 5x optical “zoom”, with software filling in the gaps between each lens.
The Reno 2 still has the cool “shark-fin” 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera, which includes enough room for an LED flash.
The lower-end Reno 2 phones, the Reno 2 Z and Reno 2 F, have vertically lifting pop-up selfie cameras. The Z has a MediaTek Helio P90 processor, while the F drops down to a Helio P70 and includes an entry-level option with 6GB of RAM. Both phones use 6.5-inch 19.5:9 1080p OLED screens.
The Z and F both have quad-camera setups including a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel monochrome lens, and a 2-megapixel portrait lens for depth information. The only difference between the Z and F is that the Z uses a Sony IMX586 sensor for the 48-megapixel camera while the F goes for Samsung’s cheaper GM1 module.
All three phones have USB-C, VOOC 3.0 flash charging, a headphone jack, a 4,000mAh battery, an optical in-display fingerprint sensor, and run Oppo’s ColorOS 6.1.
All Reno2 phones also come with a night mode for taking photos in low-light conditions. Notably, the Reno2 Z comes with Ultra Night Mode 2.0, or the Ultra Night Mode found in the other models.
The Reno2 comes in three colors, Sunset Pink, Ocean Blue and Luminous Black. The phones were unveiled during an event in India, but there's no word yet on international pricing and availability.
The Reno 2 will sell for Rs. 36,990 (~$515) in India, while the 2Z is Rs. 29,990 (~$415), and both phones will be available next month.OPPO’s first wireless noise cancelling headphones
OPPO also introduced its new neckband headphones: the OPPO Enco Q1 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones.
The Enco Q1 headphones use hybrid active noise cancellation, in which feed-forward and feedback microphones work together with a noise cancelling algorithm to maximally block out surrounding noise. The headphones also boast dynamic driver units with 11.8 mm composite diaphragms, in addition to support for AAC format, three 3D audio modes, and audio tuning developed by a specialized acoustics team.
The headphones feature earbuds that match the shape of the ear and a neckband that aligns with the contour of the neck to maximize comfort and stability.
The headphones use a USB-C charging port, and can continuously play audio for 15 hours with noise cancelling on, or 22 hours with noise cancelling off.