The upper mid-ranger OPPO Reno was launched in April this year and just after four months, the Chinese brand has brought in its successor- the OPPO Reno 2. The reason being, mounting competition in this segment with the arrival of new phones equipped with modern features and competitive specs.
The OPPO Reno 2 has launched first in India before it launches anywhere else. Alongside the OPPO Reno 2, two scaled-down versions- the OPPO Reno 2Z and OPPO Reno 2F- have also seen the daylight.
All the three phones come with a 48MP quad-camera setup on the back, 8GB RAM, and up to 20x digital zoom capability. However, the OPPO Reno 2Z and 2F differ from the Reno 2 in terms of processor, internal storage, and selfie camera mechanism.
OPPO Reno 2
Talking about the top-end of the lot- the Reno 2, it flaunts a 6.55-inch full HD+ dynamic AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 6 protection and a whopping 93.1% screen-to-body-ratio.
Since the Reno 2 sticks to the eye-catching Sharkfin-style pop-up selfie camera from the original OPPO Reno the display of the Reno 2 in the absence of a notch or a punch-hole acquires edge-to-edge footprint with extremely thin bezels.
The display also embeds an in-display fingerprint sensor on the front. The rear of the phone sports 3D curved Gorilla Glass 5 with rounded corners.
On the inside, the OPPO Reno 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core SoC paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage.
From the dual back cameras on the first generation of Reno phone, the Reno 2 has leaped to sporting a quad-rear-camera setup which includes a 48MP primary sensor, a 13MP telephoto sensor with 5x hybrid and 20x digital zoom, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor.
The camera is also laced with portrait mode, ultra-macro mode, and most importantly, it is OIS-equipped for shake-free videos at 4K resolution. The front mounts a 16MP selfie shooter inside the Sharkfin pop-up mechanism.
The smartphone runs ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie while it is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support via USB Type-C support.
OPPO Reno 2Z and Reno 2F
So far as the OPPO Reno 2Z and Reno 2F are concerned both the devices sport a tad smaller 6.53-inch full HD+ AMOLED display. Just like the Reno 2 they also come with 8GB RAM, 4,000mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.1 on top.
For a major difference, instead of Snapdragon processor, the Reno 2Z and 2F are powered by MediaTek processors. They are respectively powered by Helio P90 SoC with 256GB built-in storage and Helio P70 SoC with 128GB internal storage.
Also, in the case of the Reno 2Z and 2F the quad-rear-camera setup comes with a difference. The 13MP telephoto sensor from the Reno 2 is replaced with a 2MP mono sensor here.
One of the conspicuous change noticeable from the outside is that the Reno 2Z and 2F are stripped of the Sharkfin motorized camera. Instead, they feature a regular pop-up selfie camera housing 16MP shooter.
Price and availability
Out of the three phones, the OPPO Reno 2Z will first go on sale on September 6 in India priced at INR29,990 (Approx. USD417) while the OPPO Reno 2 will hit shelves on September 20 with a price tag of INR36,990 (Approx. USD514). The price of the OPPO Reno 2F is not revealed, however, it will go on sale in November.
OPPO didn’t divulge as to when these phones or the OPPO Reno 2, in particular, will launch in international markets. However, it is likely soon. Stay tuned.