Oppo Ace2 is a $565 phone with Snapdragon 865, 90Hz display, and 40W wireless charging

Chinese phone maker Oppo has released a follow-up to last year’s Reno Ace. The new Oppo Ace2 has a new design, a faster processor, 5G support, and support for 40-watt wireless charging. But it still packs some of the original’s best features including a 90Hz OLED display, 65W fast (wired) charging), and a relatively affordable starting […]

Counterpoint: Top smartphones of 2019 were nearly all Apple and Samsung devices

I don’t think it’s any surprise that Apple and Samsung dominate the smartphone market these days. But a recent report from Counterpoint Research confirms that fact — and offers a few interesting details that I hadn’t necessarily expected. The report examines the top 10 smartphone models sold in 2019. First up, only one of those […]

Oppo’s smartphone prototype has under-glass camera, no ports or buttons

Some smartphones are already shipping with in-display fingerprint sensors rather than visible sensors on the front, back, or sides of the phone. Soon we may see phones with in-display cameras as well. Chinese device maker Oppo revealed that it was developing an under-glass smartphone camera earlier this year. This week the company showed off the […]

Realme X2 Pro smartphone features flagship specs for under $400 (a 90Hz display, Snapdragon 855+)

As prices of flagship phones from Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and Google hover around the $1,000 mark, some Chinese phone makers continue to show that it’s possible to offer flagship-class specs for lower prices. Much lower. The Realme X2 Pro is a smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, a 6.5 inch, 90 Hz, 1000-nit, FHD+ AMOLED display, […]

Oppo unveils 65 watt SuperVOOC 2.0 fast-charging tech

Chinese phone maker Oppo is introducing three new fast charging technologies it plans to use in upcoming smartphones. VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 supports 30 watt fast charging. 30W Wireless VOOC Flash Charge is a pretty self-explanatory term. And then there’s 65W SuperVOOC Fast Charge 2.0, which is the company’s fastest wired charging technology to date. Oppo […]

Oppo launches Reno 2 smartphone family (quad cameras plus a pop-up selfie cam)

The Oppo Reno 2, Reno 2 Z, and Reno 2 F smartphones will go on sale in India in September, with prices starting at around $415 for a line of phones with large AMOLED displays, a pop-up selfie camera, four rear cameras, and a 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging support. But there are some […]

Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo partner to make device-to-device file sharing simple

Apple’s AirDrop offers a simple way to share photos, documents, and other files from an iPhone to another nearby iOS device. Just hit the share icon, select the user you want to send to, and Apple will set up a device-to-device transfer. Google attempted to launch something similar called Android Beam way back in 2011 […]