Oppo has finally taken the wraps off its all-new smartphone, the Ace2. It comes as a successor to the Reno Ace that was launched last year. Unlike its predecessor, the Ace2 isn’t a Reno series device; the brand is calling this new smartphone simply the Ace2. Although, just like the Reno Ace, the Ace2 brings many interesting features to the table. And a few of them include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage, an OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a quad-camera setup at the rear, 65W VOOC 2.0 fast charging, and 40W AirVOOC wireless fast charging. What else does the Ace2 offer? And how much does it cost? Will it be available in your country? Read below to know the answers to all those questions.
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Oppo Ace 2 Price, Availability
Oppo has launched the Ace2 in three memory configurations in China. The base variant has 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and it costs CNY 3,999 (Approximately INR 40,000). The second variant in the lineup comes with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and a price tag of CNY 4,399 (Approximately INR 44,000). The top of the line version packs 12GB RAM + 256GB storage and will set you back by CNY 4,599 (Approximately INR 46,000).
The Oppo Ace2 is currently available to pre-order in China. And the device will go on sale in the country starting April 20, 2020. The brand is yet to reveal the availability details of the smartphones for markets outside China.
Oppo Ace 2 Specifications
The Ace2 features a 6.5-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate, just like its predecessor. However, unlike the Reno Ace, which has a notch on its display, the one in the Ace2 features a punch-hole mounted to the top-left corner of the screen. According to the brand, the display has a peak brightness of 1,100 nits, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, HDR10+, and 180Hz touch sensing. There is also an under-display fingerprint scanner on board.
Being a flagship-grade device, the Ace2 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, which is currently the flagship mobile chipset from Qualcomm and one of the most powerful SoCs in the Android smartphone market. The Ace2 uses LPDDR5 RAM modules UFS 3.0 storage units. There are three memory configurations to choose from 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage, and 12GB RAM + 126GB storage. As you might expect, the device runs on the Android 10 operating system and it has ColorOS 7.0 on top.
While the Ace2 scores big in almost every criterion, it doesn’t do all that well in the camera department. The smartphone comes with a quad-camera setup. Although, only two of them are actually useful, the 48MP main camera and 8MP ultrawide camera. The remaining two are 2MP depth-sensor and 2MP macro camera, which you can imagine are there just for the namesake. I wish that Oppo had at least used better primary and ultrawide cameras. Anyway, the front camera is a 16MP unit. The brand is yet to reveal video recording options of cameras on either side.
The Reno Ace brought with it a 65W charging option and became the fastest charging smartphone in the world and also the smartphone with the highest charging wattage in the industry. While everyone was expecting the Ace2 to take the game even further by offering an even faster charging option, that, unfortunately, isn’t the case. The Ace2, just like its predecessor, features 65W wired charging. That being said, the news isn’t all that bad. On the brighter side, the Ace2 brings with it the wireless charging option. And it is the first smartphone from the brand to have wireless charging. Here is the best part though, the Ace2 features 40W wireless fast charging, dubbed the 40W AirVOOC, making it the smartphone with the fastest wireless charging in the world.
Another big improvement the Ace2 brings over its predecessor is in the connectivity department as the smartphone features 5G network support. Other connectivity options include a dual-SIM option, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v5.1, and USB Type-C port. Additional features of the smartphone include stereo speakers, 4D vibrations, and game mode.