06 November 2019
Oppo has filed a new trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The application is for the name "Oppo Reno Ace" and has been filed in Category 9 i.e. smartphones category. This is simply because the Oppo Reno Ace is an Android smartphone that went official in China last month.
This is the first time that Oppo has tried to register a smartphone trademark in the United States. This suggests that we might be seeing Oppo Reno Ace getting sold in the US in the near future. It should be noted that merely a trademark application does not guarantee that the launch will happen. It is only a possibility but it is up to Oppo whether to actually launch the smartphone or not.
To give you an overview, the Oppo Reno Ace sports a 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor coupled with 8GB and 12GB of RAM. It has two storage options, 128GB and 256GB, and makes use of the latest UFS 3.0 storage.
The quad-camera setup on the phone includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture, a 13-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor (116-degree FoV), and a 2-megapixel monochrome camera. It has a 16-megapixel selfie camera housed within a small dot-like notch. It has a 4,500mAh battery to keep the lights on which is further supported by 65W Super VOOC 2.0 fast charging.
As bans have made it impossible for Huawei and ZTE to do business in the US, it seems like a great opportunity for Oppo to enter the market as a Chinese player. Its sister company OnePlus already has some presence in the country and with its own expansion, they both can have a significant market share as far as Chinese OEMs are concerned.