In April 2019, Oppo officially launched their Reno series which made a name for itself with its ‘shark fin’ camera, which is Oppo’s hidden selfie camera that lifts up into a pizza-shaped wedge, as well as its 10x zoom.
Now Oppo has released the new Reno2 and Reno2 Z which is essentially not a successor to the Reno but a new entry into the Oppo Reno line.
With regards to the processor, the Reno2 does come with slight improvements, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Octa-core processing chip, 4,000mAh of battery and a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen.
Though unlike the Reno, which came with an impressive 10x hybrid zoom function, the Reno2 has a 5x hybrid zoom and 20x digital zoom function which helps to bring users much closer to the subject they wish to take a photo of. That said, the Reno2 does come with one more rear camera than the Reno, a 2MP Mono Portrait camera for improved portrait shots, which is accompanied by a 48MP camera, 13MP telephoto lens, and 8MP ultra-wide angle lens.
Perhaps the best improvement made to the Oppo Reno2 is with the video camera. Users will now be able to have a nice bokeh effect in their videos when using both their front and rear-facing cameras. Oppo has also brought Hybrid Image Stabilisation (HIS) technology to the Reno2 which means users will get to record ultra steady videos that are close to the quality of videos created by purpose-built action camera.
Customers on a budget can also consider the Oppo Reno2 Z which is a more affordable alternative to the Reno2. It has similar specs to the Reno2 for the most part but comes with a weaker processing chip and features a rectangular pop-up instead of the Reno’s iconic shark fin design. The Reno2 Z also does not come with the 13MP telephoto camera that is present on the Reno 2.
The Oppo Reno2 will be available for S$899 and the Reno2 Z for S$599. Both will be available in either Luminous Black and Sunset Pink islandwide from October 26, 2019.