Oppo just launched a new high-end smartphone in China, the Oppo Ace 2. As its name suggests, it is the successor to the Oppo Reno Ace, though the Chinese company is dropping the Reno brand name with the Ace 2. What makes this phone particularly unique is its fast charging capability, which is rated at 40W…wirelessly.
Thanks to that, the Ace 2 has one of the fastest wireless charging rates in the market along with the Huawei P40 Pro+, which also supports 40W wireless charging. That being said, Oppo’s offering can charge up even faster in wired mode with the company’s proprietary 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 technology. It offers two-way wireless charging as well.
Just like its predecessor, the Ace 2 comes with some pretty high-end hardware. For one, under the hood of this phone is an even faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, which also gives it 5G connectivity. In comparison, the Reno Ace was powered by a Snapdragon 855+ SoC.
When it comes to display, the Ace 2 features a 6.55-inch 2400 x 1080 OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. While that’s not quite as fast as 120Hz panels found in other high-end smartphones, 90Hz is still plenty fast. There’s also a hole-punch cutout on the top left of the screen for the 16MP f/2.4 selfie camera.
Curiously, Oppo is going against the current trend of square camera modules with the Ace 2. This phone has a circular camera module that houses four sensors: a 48MP f/1.7 primary shooter, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle lens, a 2MP f/2.4 monochrome camera, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.
That’s right, for some reason, the Ace 2 does not offer a telephoto lens. Given that its other hardware are decidedly high-end – and the fact that its predecessor actually had a telephoto sensor – this quad camera system does appear quite pedestrian.
Other specifications of the Ace 2 include 8GB or 12GB of RAM, two storage options (128GB and 256GB), a 4,000mAh battery, an in-screen fingerprint sensor, and ColorOS 7.1 based on Android 10 out of the box.
At the moment, the Oppo Ace 2 is only available in China. It will be sold there from 20 April onwards starting at 3,999 Chinese yuan (about RM2,460) for the 128GB variant with 8GB of RAM. The 256GB model with 8GB or 12GB RAM, on the other hand, goes for 4,399 yuan (approximately RM2,705) or 4,599 yuan (around RM2,825) respectively.