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The new Reno Ace from Oppo can be fully charged in half an hour

Oppo has announced the latest telephone in its increasingly diversified Reno range of flagship telephones, the Reno Ace. This is in many ways the most high-end entry to date, although it depends on how you feel about notches.

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Specifically, this device is very similar to the excellent new 7T from sister company OnePlus. There is a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, a 20: 9 6.5-inch 1080p screen with a small waterdrop notch and a 90Hz refresh rate, and a camera system built around the ubiquitous 48-megapixel IMX586 sensor from Sony.

The Reno Ace, however, gets an extra fourth camera with a monochrome sensor and comes with a maximum of 12 GB RAM. The Reno 10x zoom, with its notchless display, "shark fin" pop-up selfie camera and periscope telephoto lens, can still be regarded as the top-end Reno if you would appreciate its functions compared to the faster processor and screen in the Ace.

The unique function of the Ace is its pioneering fast charging. Oppo was already the leader here with its Lamborghini edition Find X, but the 65W SuperVOOC of the Reno Ace goes one step further. According to Oppo, the 4000 mAh dual-cell battery of the phone can be charged in 30 minutes from 0 to 100 percent, which allows two hours of use with just five minutes of charging.

Xiaomi and Vivo have both shown faster ways to charge a 4,000 mAh battery, but neither have actually shipped products that use the technology. Oppo also says that the 65W charger from the Reno Ace is the smallest on the market thanks to GaN technology.

We must of course test these claims ourselves. The Reno Ace also supports both USB-C Power Delivery and Qualcomm & # 39; s Quick Charge at 18W for times when you don't have an Oppo & # 39; s own charger and cable, which is good news since Google now requires standard fast-charging technology for all Android -Phones .

The Reno Ace first comes to China. Prizes have yet to be announced.