OPPO Reno 2 Series launches in Europe on October 18th

OPPO Reno 2 Series launches in Europe on October 18th

While not necessarily a successor to the original, the OPPO Reno 2 series has been announced for sale in Europe starting from the 18th of October. The company revealed at the English National Ballet in London that the OPPO Reno 2 and the OPPO Reno 2Z will both be sold across the continent. The Reno series appears to be more of a camera-centric line of smartphones, with the OPPO Reno 10X Zoom and the Reno Standard editions, launching earlier this year. The OPPO Reno 2 series launched in India at the end of August.

The OPPO Reno 2 comes with features like Ultra Dark Mode, which according to OPPO, can be used to capture images when the amount of ambient light is less than 5 lux. The OPPO Reno 2 lacks a dedicated periscopic module such as the one on the first-gen Reno 10X Zoom, but the telephoto sensor supports 5X hybrid zoom and up to 20X digital zoom. Additionally, the Reno 2 gets portrait and Ultra Macro modes and the onboard OIS allows for shake-free videos at 4K resolution.

Specifications wise, the OPPO Reno 2 brings the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G and up to 8GB of RAM. The front-facing camera is a shark fin, just like the first Reno, and slides up out of the top of the device. As a result, you get a bezel-less, notch-less experience with a pretty cool front-facing camera to boot.

Oppo Reno 2 Series Specifications

SpecificationsOPPO Reno 2OPPO Reno 2Z
Dimensions and Weight
  • 160 x 74.3 x 9.5 mm
  • 161.8 x 73.8 x 8.7 mm
Display
  • 6.55″ FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED
  • 6th Gen Gorilla Glass
  • 6.53″ FHD+ AMOLED
  • 5th Gen Gorilla Glass
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 730GMediaTek Helio P90
RAM & Storage
  • 6GB + 128GB UFS 2.1
  • 8GB + 256GB UFS 2.1
  • 6GB + 128GB UFS 2.1
  • 8GB + 256GB UFS 2.1
Battery4000mAh with VOOC 3.0 fast charging 4000mAh with VOOC 3.0 fast charging
USBUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Connectivity
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac support
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac support
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Fingerprint ScannerIn-displayIn-display
Rear Camera
  • 48MP Sony IMX586, f/1.7, 0.8μm, PDAF, OIS
  • 13MP, f/2.4, telephoto with 5X hybrid zoom
  • 8MP, 116° wide-angle camera
  • 2MP mono sensor
  • 48MP Sony IMX 586, f/1.7
  • 8MP, 119° wide-angle camera
  • 2MP mono sensor
  • 2MP depth sensor
Front Camera16MP, shark fin rising design16MP pop-up
Android VersionColorOS 6.1 on top of Android 9 PieColorOS 6.1 on top of Android 9 Pie

European Pricing and Availability

The OPPO Reno 2 series will begin shipping from the 18th of October across Europe and can be purchased in selected carriers in some European countries as well as online. The OPPO Reno 2 starts at £449 in the UK, while it costs €499 in the rest of Europe. The Reno 2z starts at £329 in the UK and will cost €369 in the rest of Europe.

DeviceUKEurope
OPPO Reno 2 (8GB RAM + 256GB storage)£449€499
OPPO Reno 2z (8GB RAM + 128GB storage)£329€369

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