[Update 2: Product listing] OPPO is preparing to launch the Ace2 5G with Snapdragon 865 and quad cameras
The OPPO Reno lineup has received significant shake-ups since its initial release in early 2019. The first devices in this lineup, the OPPO Reno and the Reno 10x Zoom, featured unique, iconic designs with a flush rear camera and a crazy pop-up swivel module which both hosted the rear flash module and the front-facing camera. This, therefore, eliminated the need for having a notch. This unique design was kept through their successors, the Reno2 lineup, but it was discontinued with the Reno3 in favor of a more conventional-looking hole-punch display. We also saw it branch out with a higher-end offshoot, the OPPO Reno Ace. The OPPO Reno Ace was OPPO’s first phone with a high refresh rate display (90Hz) and 65W SuperVOOC 2.0. Now, we’re getting a successor in the form of the OPPO Reno Ace2.
A few days ago, OPPO VP Brian Shen took to his personal Weibo account to confirm that the company was indeed working on the OPPO Reno Ace2. Now, a TENAA listing reveals the phone has a single, left-sided hole-punch design and 5G support. A separate listing reveals most of the specifications of the device.
The OPPO Reno Ace2 as per TENAA
As for the physical external design, it features a circle rear camera mount similar to the one we’ve seen in devices like the OnePlus 7T and Redmi K30 Pro, while there is a notably chunky front-facing hole-punch camera. Standard Reno3 devices already have a hole-punch camera as well, as we’ve mentioned previously, but this one seems to be particularly big, at least when looking at it from TENAA pics.
The phone will feature a 2.8 GHz processor, likely the Snapdragon 865 (although processor name is not mentioned directly on TENAA) given the high-end nature of its predecessor, and will come in both 8 GB RAM and 12 GB RAM options. It will feature a 2400×1080, 20:9 AMOLED panel which measures at 6.5-inches diagonally. On the camera side, it will be sporting a 48MP main sensor with additional 8MP + 2MP + 2MP sensors (it is not clear which sensors play which function), while the front-facing camera features a 16MP resolution. It also lists a 1955mAh battery, although it is most probably not the full capacity as OPPO uses a dual-cell battery design in order to support high current fast charging with SuperVOOC.
- Display: 6.5-inch 2400×1080, AMOLED
- SoC: Octa-core CPU @ 2.8GHz, likely Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
- RAM: 8GB/12GB
- Storage: 128GB/256GB
- Software: Android 10 (likely with ColorOS 7.1)
- Rear Cameras: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
- Front Camera: 16MP
- Dimensions & weight: 160.0 x 75.4 x 8.6mm, 185g
- Colors: Black, blue, purple
- GSM: 900MHz, 1800MHz
- CDMA: 800MHz
- TDSCDMA: 2GHz
- WCDMA: I, VIII
- TDLTE: Band 38, Band 39, Band 40, Band 41 (2575-2635 MHZ)
- LTEFDD: Band 1, Band 3, Band 5, Band 8
- NSA: Band 41, Band 78, Band 79
- SA: Band 41, Band 78, Band 79
The OPPO Reno Ace never launched outside of China, though, so it’s unlikely the Reno Ace2 will. Just like its predecessor, it’s possible the Reno Ace2 could also have some “firsts” for OPPO, such as OPPO’s 30W Wireless VOOC Flash charging. We’ll have to wait for more details to emerge.
Update: To be called OPPO Ace2 5G
The upcoming device will be called the OPPO Ace2 5G, as the company seemingly has chosen to drop the Reno branding from the device.
We look forward to knowing more about the device soon.
Update 2: Product Listed on JD.com
The OPPO Ace2 5G is now listed on Chinese e-commerce website, JD.com.
The product listing goes on to confirm the RAM & storage variants of the phone. In China, the OPPO Ace2 5G will be available at least in 8GB/128 GB, 8GB/256 GB, and 12GB/256GB variants. The product listing does not mention pricing, so we will have to wait till the phone officially launches.