The Reno series has always been positioned for content creating and OPPO will soon be releasing the Reno2 series in the Philippines. There are three iterations—the Reno2, Reno2 z, and Reno2F—but only the 2 and 2F are coming here.

The Reno2 also features the first Reno’s distinctive ‘sharksfin’ elevating camera, while the Reno2 z and f come with the standard square pop-up.

The Sharksfin Elevating Camera on the Reno 10x Zoom

Following the first Reno 5G earlier this year, the Reno2 does come with telephoto lens but with only 2x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and 20x digital zoom versus the triple camera set-up with a 10x hybrid zoom and 60x digital zoom of the Reno 10x zoom.

The Reno2 series’ quad-camera setup includes a 48MP Sony IMX 586 main shooter, 13MP long focus lens (1/3.4′ 1.0um); 8MP wide angle lens ( 116°) (1/3.2′ 1.4um); and 2MP bokeh lens (1/5.0′, 1.75um). The 2F, on the other hand, ditches the telephoto lens but still uses a 48MP main lens (but with a different sensor), 8MP wide angle lens, 2MP portrait lens, and 2MP monochrome lens. Additionally, they’ve improved on the ultra dark mode to capture sharp images even in the dark and enhance lit areas when shooting cityscapes at night.

With the Reno2 series, OPPO has really put work into videography rather than photography. They amped up the stabilization on the Reno2 and 2z with optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS) and while Apple users may argue against it, the resulting videos do come out silky smooth and with the details crisp. Plus, it can also shoot in 4K. OPPO has also retained the audio zoom and 3D sound feature from the first Reno and included a new video-bokeh effect as well.

The Reno2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset that promises smoother performance and is paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, while the Reno2 F is powered by MediaTek Helio P70 and 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Both the Reno2 and 2F have a 4,000mAh battery capacity and comes with the company’s trademark VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology.

But wait, there’s more

Let’s not let the Reno2 series take all of the spotlight here. Launching at the same time as the Reno2 series is OPPO’s first wireless noise canceling headphones, the OPPO ENCO Q1.

OPPO ENCO Q1’s noise reduction technology designed by the OPPO acoustics team cancels out all external noise for an uninterrupted listening experience. It features 3 types of immersive audio effects and up to 22-hour standby time.

The Reno2 series and the ENCO Q1 will be launched in the Philippines on Oct. 17 and will officially be available on the same month. Stay tuned for the local price reveal and the availability details.

We will be releasing our full review of the Reno2 and the ENCO Q1 soon.