Oppo announces Reno10, Reno10 Pro and Pad 2 pricing and New Zealand release dates

Oppo announces New Zealand pricing, release dates for Reno10, Reno10 Pro and Pad 2.
The Chinese tech company has revealed its latest devices set to compete with Apple and Samsung in New Zealand. Photo credit: Oppo

Following Samsung's release of its mid-range A-series smartphones in April, rival Oppo has revealed its competitor mid-range lineup will launch in Aotearoa next month.

From August 10, Oppo's Reno10 5G will be on sale in New Zealand for $799 and the Reno10 Pro 5G will be priced at $1099.

The Oppo Pad 2 has also been released in Aotearoa as a competitor to Android tablets from the likes of Samsung and Lenovo.

Both Reno10 devices feature a '3D micro-curved body' said to emphasise their thinness and come in the 'Silvery Grey' colour, but the standard has an extra option of 'Ice Blue' not available with the Pro.

As is typical of Oppo, long-lasting batteries said to charge much faster than others on the market are promised with the upcoming devices. The Pro will ship with an 80W SUPERVOOC charger that claims to get the battery level from zero to 100 in just 28 minutes, with a full charge lasting for about a day and a half.

The Oppo Reno10 Pro 5G in 'Silvery Grey'.
The Oppo Reno10 Pro 5G in 'Silvery Grey'. Photo credit: Oppo

The Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 778G chip while the standard Reno10 has a MediaTek Dimensity 7050. Both feature a 6.7-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate and support for 1 billion colours.

Oppo is also touting the Reno10 range's camera specs. The Pro model's rear setup consists of a 50MP IMX890 main camera, a 32MP IMX709 telephoto portrait camera and a 112° 8MP ultra wide-angle camera. 

Meanwhile, the Pad 2 is in stores from Tuesday, July 4 - with a bold claim from Oppo that it "sets a new benchmark for the global flagship tablet market".

The Oppo Pad 2.
The Pad 2. Photo credit: Oppo

It has pricing closer to the premium end of the market than the budget or mid-range, launching at $999 locally, with several hundred more dollars asked for peripheral devices such as a keyboard, stylus and case.

Offering a 7:5 aspect ratio (2800x2000) with its 11.61-inch display, the Pad 2 supports 1.07 billion colours and up to 144Hz with its adaptive refresh rate. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chip and comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage.

In New Zealand, Oppo is the third most popular smartphone brand behind Apple and Samsung.