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Oppo Reno 2 & Reno 2 F Launched in Malaysia; Starts from RM1,599

Oppo just introduced two new mid-range smartphones for the Malaysian market: the Oppo Reno 2, as well as the Oppo Reno 2 F. Interestingly, the third member of the series, the Reno 2 Z, doesn’t appear to be making its way onto our shores.

Nonetheless, it’s the Reno 2 itself that is the star of the show. Just like its direct predecessor, the Reno 2 features a motorised 16MP f/2.0 pop-up camera module in the shape of a “shark fin.” Since this selfie camera is hidden behind the display, it’s possible for the Reno 2 to retain its all-screen design.

Speaking of which, the Reno 2 comes with a 6.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, which looks great. After all, AMOLED panels usually have very deep blacks along with vibrant colours; the same characteristics are present on this phone’s screen. Oh, it’s also worth noting that there is a fingerprint sensor underneath the display.

Unlike the first Oppo Reno, which had a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, the Reno 2 is powered by a faster and newer Snapdragon 730G SoC. Paired with 8GB of RAM, you’ll be getting a good level of performance out of this phone, whether you’re gaming or just multitasking.

In the camera department, the Reno 2 now sports a quad camera system. It’s made up 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, this camera configuration allows the Reno 2 to do 5x hybrid zoom, and up to 20x digital zoom.

Other specifications of the Reno 2 include 256GB of internal storage, a generous 4,000mAh battery, as well as two colour options: Luminous Black and Sunset Pink.

And then there’s the more affordable Reno 2 F. One of the biggest differences between this phone and the Reno 2 is the selfie camera, which has been replaced with a more conventional-looking 16MP pop-up camera module. On top of that, it also comes with a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset instead of a Qualcomm SoC.

While the Reno 2 F comes with a quad camera system as well, it’s not quite as sophisticated as the Reno 2’s camera setup. The former has a different 48MP main sensor with f/1.79 aperture, and the telephoto shooter is replaced with a 2MP depth sensor. The other two cameras, on the other hand, are the same 8MP f/2.2 wide angle and 2MP f/2.4 monochrome sensors.

Rounding out the hardware of the Reno 2 F are 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery. It is available in Sky White and Lake Green.

The Oppo Reno 2 and Reno 2 F are now available for pre-order in Malaysia until 25 October; both devices will officially go on sale on 26 October. The Reno 2 retails at RM2,299, while the Reno 2 F goes for RM1,599.