21 May 2020
Oppo has officially unveiled Reno 2 lineup of smartphones at an event held in India. As expected, the lineup comprises of three smartphones named Reno 2, Reno 2Z, and Reno 2F. All the phones come with a 48-megapixel quad-camera setup which is being referred to as Quadcam. There are obviously some differences to justify the different naming and pricing which we will cover one by one.
The Oppo Reno 2 is the star of the show as it not only offers quad rear cameras but also boasts 20x zoom. It is a direct successor to the four months old Oppo Reno which was launched with 10x zoom. It should be noted that the 20x zoom offered by Reno 2 is actually the digital zoom. It is capable of offering only up to 5x hybrid zoom with no official wording on the optical zoom.
It comes with a 6.55-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED display with 20:9 aspect ratio and no notch. It features 3D curved glass with gradient finish on the backside. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB onboard storage. The display panel also has an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Quadcam setup on the Reno 2 includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor with 116-degree field of view, a 13-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and 2-megapixel monochrome sensor with Portrait Mode 2.0 support. There are Ultra Steady and Ultra Dark modes for capturing steady shots/videos and better low-light images respectively. It has a 16-megapixel front camera with the same Shark-fin Rising Camera mechanism that we first saw with the original Reno. The team has also added video bokeh effect to the selfie camera this time around.
The whole package is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 fast charging support. It will be running ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie out of the box. The Oppo Reno 2 has been priced at Rs. 36,990 with sales starting September 20th.
The Oppo Reno Z2 has a 48-megapixel quad-camera setup but a different set of remaining three sensors. It offers an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor with 119-degree field of view, a 2-megapixel monochrome lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Both 2-megapixel sensors come with Portrait Mode 2.0 support. It has the same 16-megapixel front camera but with a pop-up camera mechanism. There is support for Ultra Steady and Ultra Dark modes as well.
It sports a relatively smaller 6.53-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display and a lower 91.6% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P90 processor along with the same 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage. All other features remain the same including 4000mAh battery, VOOC Flash Charge 3.0, ColorOS 6.1, and in-display fingerprint scanner. The Oppo Reno 2Z will cost you Rs. 29,990 with the first sale scheduled for September 6th.
The Oppo Reno 2F has the exact same quad-camera setup as the Reno 2Z. The one major difference is that it supports only the Ultra Night mode and no Ultra Steady mode. It even has the same 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera and 6.53-inch AMOLED display. The major difference is in terms of the performance as it offers MediaTek Helio P70 processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. The battery capacity, fast charging, and software experience are also the same. There are no words on the pricing yet as it will be sold sometime in November 2019.