OPPO Find X2 series and Reno3 Pro are OPPO’s first Android Enterprise Recommended smartphones
Google launched the Android Enterprise Recommended program back in 2018 to certify devices for enterprise deployment. With the program, Googled wanted to make it easy for businesses to easily determine which Android devices were best for them and the company certified devices based on a couple of different criteria. AER certified devices were required to meet a minimum hardware specification, support bulk deployment with zero-touch enrollment, get Android security updates within 90 days of release from Google for a period of 3 years, be available unlocked from the manufacturer or reseller, and more. As of now, Google has certified more than 150 devices from a variety of different manufacturers and the latest additions come from Chinese OEM OPPO.
OPPO smartphones have previously never met AER requirements, but this year, the company has enrolled 3 of its devices into the program: the OPPO Reno3 Pro (global variant), OPPO Find X2, and OPPO Find X2 Pro. The company has also set up a web page for its AER devices, where it highlights some of the features it will offer to enterprise users. These include regular security updates for 3 years from initial shipping and at least one Android version upgrade, flexible device management, zero-touch enrollment, and more.
Out of the three devices to make the cut, the OPPO Find X2 series offers flagship specifications, including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC, high refresh rate QHD+ displays, 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and impressive triple-camera setups. On the other hand, the OPPO Reno3 Pro is a mid-range device powered by MediaTek’s Helio P95 chip, coupled with 8GB of RAM, an FHD+ display, and a respectable quad-camera setup. It’s also worth noting that OPPO isn’t the only new company that is offering Android Enterprise Recommended devices this year. In a recent post on its forums, OPPO’s sister company OnePlus revealed that it also aims to have AER devices available this year. However, as of now, we have no information regarding the release timeline for OnePlus’ AER certified devices.