The Reno 2 sits between the Reno and Reno 10x Zoom launched earlier this year in India. The smartphone has been priced at Rs 36,990 for the 8GB + 256GB variant and would be available in Ocean Blue and Luminous Black colour options, starting September 10.
It has the same 6.55-inch AMOLED, notch-less display found in the original Reno series. The chin bezel is thicker compared to the sides, but the Reno still manages to get an impressive 93.1 screen-to-body ratio with a 20:9 aspect ratio and DCI-P3 colour gamut.
For added protection, Reno 2’s screen would come with Corning Gorilla Glass 6. It would also have an in-display fingerprint scanner like the first-generation Reno devices.
Under the hood, Reno 2 gets powered by a Snapdragon 730G AIE Octa-core processor and Adreno 618 GPU. The SoC is paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal memory. For mobile gamers, Reno 2 features Game Boost 3.0 which would adjust the phone’s performance for an enhanced gaming experience.
To back the performance, there is a massive 4,000 mAh battery with support for 20W VOOC Flash charge 3.0 via USB Type-C.
In optics, the smartphone comes with a quad-camera setup at the rear consisting of a primary 48MP Sony IMX586 f/1.7 sensor and an 8MP 116-degree ultra-wide-angle sensor. The other two sensors include a 13MP telephoto lens and a 2MP portrait sensor.
It’s rear camera can shoot at 2x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom and 20x digital zoom. It also supports two exclusive design filters and has an Ultra Dark mode as well for shooting in low-light.
For image stabilisation, the Reno 2 comes with support for Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS). Reno 2 also supports Ultra Steady Mode that stabilises any shake experienced while capturing videos.
The phone sports a 16MP f/2.0 shark-fin pop-up camera at the front, which takes awesome selfies.