There’s still no news on the Malaysian availability of the Oppo Reno Ace, but despite that, we managed to get our hands on the Mobile Suit Gundam edition of the flagship smartphone. On top of that, we’ve got this particular unit from Oppo Malaysia itself, no less.
While this isn’t necessarily a confirmation of the Reno Ace’s availability in Malaysia, it is a promising sign. Regardless, let’s take a look at what you get with the Oppo Reno Ace Gundam edition.
First up is the phone itself. On the back of the special edition Reno Ace are a number of Gundam-inspired elements. The red accent on the back has Oppo’s logo on it, there’s a tiny Gundam head at the bottom of the phone, and the Earth Federation Space Force (EFSF) is printed right beside the camera module.
Aside from that, the back panel is really quite nice to the touch. It has a frosted glass-like finish, which doesn’t catch fingerprints easily. There is, however, one downside: it makes the phone quite slippery. But hey, that’s where the bundled casing come in handy.
The casing is modeled after the RX-78-2 Gundam’s shield, and it looks pretty sweet. The inside of the casing has a soft, fabric-like finish, and the outer shell has a rubberised texture, so you’ll be able to get a good grip on the phone with this casing on. Besides that, it fits the Reno Ace quite snugly too.
Naturally, the charging cable and charger share the same colour scheme as the rest of the special edition Reno Ace. The cable is red with some white and orange (yellow?) accents, while the charger has the SuperVOOC lettering in orange too.
Last but certainly not least is the collectible medal to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Gundam; it has a nice heft to it despite the small size.
Other aspects of the Reno Ace Gundam edition are basically the same as the standard model. These include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset paired with 8GB of RAM, a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a fast 90Hz refresh rate, 256GB of internal storage, and a rather generous 4,000mAh battery.
Speaking of which, the Reno Ace supports Oppo’s latest SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging technology. Why is this noteworthy? Well, it’s a 65W fast charging tech that can fully charge up the Ace’s 4,000mAh battery in only 30 minutes. Needless to say, this is very, very impressive.
For photography, the Reno Ace has a quad camera system made up of a 48MP primary shooter, a 13MP telephoto lens with 5x hybrid zoom, an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor, and a 2MP monochrome camera. It also has an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
The Oppo Reno Ace Gundam edition is quite a sleek-looking flagship smartphone, and surprisingly enough, it’s actually quite affordable. At least, that’s the case for the Chinese market, where it retails at only 3,599 yuan (about RM2,135). If – and it’s a big if – this device comes to Malaysia at this price point, we reckon it will sell very well.