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Oppo unveils series of Reno 2 telephones with four cameras

Oppo has announced three new phones under the Reno 2 flag, following the original Reno release earlier this year. All three devices – the Reno 2, Reno 2 Z and Reno 2 F – are the first to be launched in India and have four rear-facing cameras in different configurations combined with processors with different capacities.

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The top-end Reno 2 is actually not as high-end as the previous flagship, the dubiously mentioned but excellent Reno 10x Zoom – that phone remains the fastest Reno in the line-up with its Snapdragon 855 processor. The Reno 2 is therefore more a continuation of the original regular Reno, but it is exactly at the top of what you can expect from a midrange telephone.


The Reno 2 flagship.
Image: Oppo

The Reno 2 has a Snapdragon 730 processor, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. The screen is a 6.5-inch 20: 9 1080p Dynamic AMOLED panel, suggesting it uses the same impressive technology as the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 from Samsung, although we have to see it personally to confirm whether it is comparable in quality.

Although a quad camera array nowadays does not necessarily mean a high-end phone – remember last week's $ 140 Realme 5 – the Reno 2 looks pretty powerful. It includes an 8-megapixel wide-angle module of 16 mm equivalent, a 26 mm-equivalent camera with the dominant 48-megapixel IMX586 sensor from Sony, a 13-megapixel camera with an 83 mm-equivalent telephoto lens and a 2-megapixel black white sensor. If you do math at those focal lengths, it all comes down to just over 5x optical "zoom", with software filling the gaps between each lens.

And yes, the Reno 2 still has the bizarre but strangely cool "shark fin" 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera, which offers enough space for an LED flash. Or in this case, what Oppo describes as a & # 39; soft front light & # 39 ;.


The shark fin returns.
Image: Oppo

The lower Reno 2 telephones, the Reno 2 Z and Reno 2 F, have to make do with an "ordinary" vertically illuminated pop-up selfie camera and an "atmospheric light". They also compromise with the more conventional specifications. The Z has a MediaTek Helio P90 processor, while the F drops to a Helio P70 and includes an entry option with 6 GB of RAM. Both phones use 6.5-inch 19.5: 9 1080p OLED screens.

The Z and F both have a quad camera setup, including a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel monochrome lens and a 2-megapixel portrait lens for in-depth information instead of the Reno 2 correct flagship telephoto camera. The only difference between the Z and F is that the Z uses a Sony IMX586 sensor for the 48-megapixel camera, while the F goes for the cheaper GM1 module from Samsung. Neither of the phones has optical image stabilization, unlike the Reno 2.

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All three phones have USB-C, VOOC 3.0 flash charging, a headphone jack, a 4,000 mAh battery, an on-screen optical fingerprint sensor and run Oppo's ColorOS 6.1. The Reno 2 is sold for Rs. 36,990 (~ $ 515) in India, while the 2Z is ​​Rs. 29,990 (~ $ 415) and both phones are available next month. Not a word about the Reno 2 F prizes.