Oppo had teased their latest flagship phone, the Reno Ace, last month and it has finally been unveiled today. While there's plenty to unpack with regards to their specs, the biggest surprise came in the fact that they would be releasing a Gundam 40th Anniversary Edition of the Reno Ace, with the phone and packaging coming in matching designs to the RX-78-2.
Only 30,000 of these special units will be made available and comes plenty with Gundam accessories that are bound to make Gundam die-hard fans drool. As Oppo is positioning the Reno Ace as a gaming smartphone, fans can even get an optional Unicorn Gundam edition C1 attachable gamepad to go with their pre-orders which start today, for an additional price of course.
On top of that, Oppo is also selling a BANSHEE version of their Oppo Enco Q1 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones although separately and not together with the Oppo Reno Ace at all. But if you truly want to get a complete collection, it's being sold for the additional cost of 599 yuan (~MYR353).
Now let's get down to the specs, because even the performance needs to match with the power of Gundam. The Oppo Reno Ace is packed with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855+ chipset, a 90Hz AMOLED screen (6.5 inches, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution, "waterdrop" notch), in-display fingerprint reader, a 48MP f/1.7 main camera, UFS 3.0 fast storage and stereo speakers. The quad camera on the back also features a 13MP f/2.4 telephoto camera, an 8MP 116-degree ultra-wide camera and a 2MP monochrome camera. It also comes with Oppo's special video stabilisation tech which supports up to 60fps at 1080p, and you can also achieve 5x hybrid zoom with video recording.
As mentioned earlier, Oppo aims to make the Reno Ace a gaming smartphone. As such, it comes with some immersive haptic feedback with a 135Hz touch sampling rate that helps gamers aim and respond more accurately, while the "4D" vibration uses a linear motor - all this will apparently be supported by several major titles, though this hasn't been revealed yet. There's also a set of software boosting features and wireless connectivity optimisations to ensure stability and there's an added layer of composite carbon fiber between the chipset and the vapor cooling chamber, which supposedly triples the heat conductivity to maximise CPU and GPU load.
The Reno Ace will be available in China from October 17th, with the 8GB RAM plus 128GB storage version priced 2,999 yuan (~MYR1767), with the higher spec going up to 12GB RAM with 256GB storage for 3,799 yuan (~MYR2238).
For the Gundam edition, it comes with 256GB storage but with just 8GB RAM, so it's retailed at 3,599 yuan (~MYR2120) which is a mere 400 yuan (~MYR235) more than the standard version. For those who want the optional Unicorn Gundam edition C1 attachable gamepad, that's an extra 299 yuan (~MYR176) thrown in. Pre-orders will start on 21 October for this version, and will be officially available on November 11 in China. That is, if the pre-orders don't snap it all up first.