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Oppo Reno 2 Series Launched with 3 Devices; Mid-Rangers with Quad Camera Systems

Oppo officially unveiled the new Oppo Reno 2 series in India, and there are three different devices in the lineup: the Reno 2, Reno 2 Z, and Reno 2 F. Interestingly, unlike the original Reno series, all three of these smartphones are mid-rangers; the Reno 10x Zoom is still the company’s latest flagship.

With that in mind, the Reno 2 series is really a followup to the standard Reno, and there are quite a number of improvements. The Reno 2 itself, for one, comes with a newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM. In comparison, the first Reno had an older Snapdragon 710 SoC with 6GB of RAM.

Besides that, the Reno 2 also features a quad camera system. It consists of a 48MP f/1.7 primary sensor, an 8MP f/2.2 wide angle shooter, a 16MP f/2.4 telephoto lens, and a 2MP f/2.4 monochrome sensor. According to Oppo, the combination of these sensors allow the Reno 2 to do 5x hybrid zoom, and up to 20x digital zoom.

Unfortunately, the quad camera system does not use the periscope-style lens arrangement found in the higher-end Reno 10x Zoom, so it can only do 5x hybrid zoom. The 10x hybrid zoom capability remains exclusive to the Reno 10X Zoom model.

Other specifications of the Reno 2 include a 6.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a 4,000mAh battery, 256GB of internal storage, and of course, a motorised “shark fin” 16MP f/2.0 selfie camera.

Next, we have the Reno 2 Z, which comes with a MediaTek Helio P90 chipset instead. On top of that, it also loses the shark fin motorised camera module; it’s replaced with a more conventional-looking pop-up camera, though the sensor is still a 16MP shooter.

As for the rear camera system, the Reno 2 Z still has four different sensors, but the telephoto shooter is replaced with a 2MP depth camera. Beyond that, it still has a 6.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery.

Last but certainly not least is the most affordable device in the series, the Reno 2 F. Just like the Z, the F has the same pop-up camera module, but the chipset has been swapped out for a Helio P70 SoC. The rear camera also gets a slight change: the 48MP f/1.7 primary shooter is replaced with a different 48MP sensor with f/1.79 aperture.

Besides that, the Reno 2 F is the same as the Z model. It also comes with a 6.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage (there’s no option for 256GB), as well as a 4,000mAh cell.

The Oppo Reno 2 series is now available in India. The Reno 2 retails at 36,990 Indian rupee (about RM2,175), while the Reno 2 Z will set you back 29,990 rupee (approximately RM1,765). Oddly enough, the Reno 2 F does not have any pricing detail yet, and it’s only set to be available sometime in November 2019.

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