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    Oppo Launches Reno 2 Series, On Sale from September 6

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    Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has launched 3 new phones as part of the Reno 2 series which includes the Reno 2, Reno 2Z and Reno 2F. The trio follows in the footsteps of the Reno and Reno 10X with a similar bezel-less display as well as the iconic shark fin pop up camera.

    The main variant – Oppo Reno 2 – stands out as the best out of the three so let’s take a look at the specs, design, pricing and availability of these new Oppo smartphones.

    Specs

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    The Reno 2 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, so not the flagship 855 but still packing plenty of power. The SD730G is complemented by the Adreno 618 GPU, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage and this will be the only variant of the Reno 2. The display is a 6.5-inch full HD+ AMOLED screen which, according to Oppo, is an E3 Sunlight screen boasting a higher service life, reduced power consumption and sufficient brightness for outdoor use. It has a 20:9 aspect ratio with Gorilla Glass 6 on the front. All of this is backed by a 4,000 mAH battery with the crazy fast VOOC 3.0 fast charging.

    Design

    The back is also glass but with a Gorilla Glass 5 instead. The back also has a slick reflective strip that has a blue shine to it. The Reno 2 retains the 3.5mm headphone jack as well as the ceramic dot that keeps the cameras from coming in contact with whatever surface you keep the phone on. Talking about the back, we can’t skip the camera setup, and this is where things get interesting. The Reno 2 packs a quad-camera setup with the primary being a 48 MP Sony IMX 586 sensor, in addition to this, it has a 13 MP telephoto sensor, an 8 MP wide-angle and a 2 MP mono lens. On the front, the shark fin pops up with a 16 MP selfie camera and this mechanism is supposed to be extremely durable, according to Oppo.

    Oppo Reno 2Z and Reno 2F

    The Reno 2Z and 2F are the younger siblings of the Reno 2 and are powered by the MediaTek P90 and P70 processors respectively. The 2F comes with 128 gigs of storage while the 2Z has 256 gigs and both of them have 8 gigs of RAM. Both variants have a 6.53-inch AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

    The camera setup on both the phones is the same quad-camera array including a 48 MP primary sensor, 8 MP wide-angle lens, 2 MP portrait lens and a 2 MP mono lens. But, Oppo decided to do something weird here. The primary camera on the 2Z has the Sony IMX 586 sensor with Ultra Steady Video mode and Ultra Dark mode while the 2F has a Samsung GM1 sensor with Ultra Mode 2.0. On the front though, both of them have the same 16 MP sensor in a centrally placed pop up camera.

    Pricing and availability

    The Oppo Reno 2 is priced at Rs. 36,990 and will go on sale through Flipkart from 28th September. The Reno 2Z has a price tag of Rs. 29,990 and will be available for purchase from September 6, also on Flipkart. The 2F does not have a price tag yet and is expected to hit the shelves sometime in November.


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