Move over, other smartphones — Oppo's latest flagship is here to beat everyone else in the quick charging race. With pretty nice specs, at that.
The new Oppo Ace Reno can have its battery juiced up to 100 percent in just 30 minutes — nope, not a typo. The new phone is part of Oppo's growing Reno lineup of phones, and it looks to be the most high-end of the bunch thus far, with top-tier specs and, amazingly, a headphone jack, to boot.
Oppo Reno Ace Specs
In terms of specs, the Reno Ace closely mirrors the new OnePlus 7T — for the record, Oppo and OnePlus are sister companies, which is why the design and specs of their phones often overlap, if not entirely align. Onboard is a beefy Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, a 6.5-inch 1080p display with an aspect ratio of 20:9 — there's a small water-drop notch up top — and a refresh rate of 90 Hz, which means users get a smoother visual experience compared to regular phones.
On the back, there's a quad-camera array built around Sony's 48-megapixel IMX586 sensor. The fourth lens is a monochrome component, though. The phone boasts up to 12 GB of RAM.
Oppo Reno Ace Quick Charge
What sets the Reno Ace apart, though, is its 30-minute quick charge, courtesy of Oppo's 65 W SuperVOOC technology. The phone's 4,000 mAh dual-cell battery reaches from zero to 100 percent in just half an hour.
The Reno Ace comes as the first actual example of charging at this speed. While both Xiaomi and Vivo have previously demonstrated ways to speed-charge 4,000 mAh capacities, neither have actually shipped products that make use of the technology. What's more, Oppo's 65 W charger is thus far the smallest in the industry, achieved thanks to GaN technology.
Of course, the Reno Ace supports other forms of quick charging, too. For those who don't have Oppo's 65 W charger on hand, there's always the USB-C Power Delivery and Qualcomm's Quick Charge at 18 W, both of which can't hold a candle to Oppo's new tech but should still juice up phones in a jiffy.
Oppo Reno Ace Price
The Reno Ace comes out in the Chinese market for CYN 2,999 for the 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage model, which translates to around $420. That goes up to CYN 3,799 for the 12 GB and 256 GB variant, roughly around $530. Those looking for special flare can opt for the
Mobile Suit Gundam special edition, which comes with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage for CYN 3,599, or around $505. It comes in this special Gundam-themed skin, and only 30,000 units will be sold worldwide.