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OPPO Reno2, Reno2 F price in the Philippines

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It’s only been months since the OPPO Reno was launched but the company didn’t waste time following it up with the release of the OPPO Reno2 series.

The series consists of the Reno2 and Reno2 F — both geared towards content creation.

Reno2: Building on the foundation of the first Reno

The Reno2 is equipped with pretty much the same set of cameras as the Reno, and then some.

The rear has a quad-camera setup. consisting of a 48MP main camera, an 8MP wide angle lens, a 13MP telephoto lens, and a 2MP mono lens, supported by 5x Hybrid Zoom and up to 20x digital zoom and the Ultra Wide Angle lens.

But perhaps the most impressive new thing about the Reno2 is its Ultra Steady Mode feature. It’s designed to guarantee stable and smooth videos despite extremely shaky situations.

The series is equipped with Optical Image Stabilization and a 60 FPS frame rate to compensate for those shaky shots and enhance image stabilization, fluency, and overall image quality.

Inside the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G flanked by the Adreno 615 graphics card. More than enough for most of the things you do on your phone. It also has 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.

The huge 4000 mAh battery, dynamic 6.5″ AMOLED display, efficient processor, and optimized Color OS 6 all work together to deliver a full-day of heavy use. When you run out of juice, OPPO’s VOOC charging will get you up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

Reno2 F brings more of the same features. It is instead powered by a Mediatek Helio P70 SoC with 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.

Pricing and availability

The Reno2 series comes in colorways inspired by nature: options for Reno2 are Sunset Pink and Luminous Black, while Sky White and Lake Green for Reno2 F.

The new OPPO Reno2 will retail at PhP 28,990 with Muse Bluetooth Speaker worth PhP 2,499 as a freebie.

Pre-order period is from October 18 to 24, and will be officially available nationwide on October 25 in OPPO concept stores, authorized dealers, and online via Lazada, Shopee, Akulaku, Argomall, Abenson and Memoxpress.

The Reno2 series will also be available in partner operators Globe and Smart. For Globe, the Reno2 will be available on Plan 1,799 online and offline with no cash out starting October 24, while for Smart, the Reno2 will be available on Smart Signature Plan M 1,499 with PhP 7,500 cash out starting November 8.

SEE ALSO: OPPO Reno2 review | OPPO Reno2, Reno2 Z in Singapore

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LinkedIn sued for spying on users

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Apple’s iOS 14 has done a lot of snitching lately. Recently, the new operating system discovered several apps copying content from an iPhone’s clipboard. Some culprits, like TikTok, have patched out the flaw and promised more security-conscious decisions in the future. However, the brouhaha has undoubtedly caused a breach in trust for a lot of consumers.

Particularly, an iPhone user in New York has decided to sue LinkedIn, one of the implicated companies. According to the complaint obtained by Reuters, Adam Bauer, the plaintiff, is suing the company for reading and obtaining information from his iPhone. Further, he claims that LinkedIn is also tapping into other devices, besides his iPhone.

Normally, user-filed complaints end up as a quirky way to obtain money from an allegedly erring company. However, Bauer’s case underscores a huge controversy pervading the app world today. Certainly, apps should not have unauthorized access to a user’s information regardless of purpose. If anything, the controversy is a call for companies to instate more trustworthy practices in their products.

Prior to Bauer’s complaint, LinkedIn has already promised to patch out the security flaw in an update. Naturally, it isn’t enough for some users. The complaint also emphasizes the global perspective that the implicated companies are only sorry because they got caught.

Bauer’s case is still ongoing so no one knows how it will affect the company and the world, if any.

SEE ALSO: LinkedIn launches its digital skills initiative

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Nokia 2 series might get an even bigger battery, based on leak

Going past a 4000mAh batttery

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Before the advent of smartphones, Nokia’s batteries were a sight to behold. The nostalgic brick phones lasted for days on a single charge. It’s still quite a feat, especially since most smartphones can’t live a day on a single charge alone these days. Today, Nokia is still blazing away at phenomenal batteries on its newer phones.

Throughout the past few years, HMD Global has always touted a marvelous two-day battery life for its Nokia 2 series. The budget lineup has traditionally carried a 4000mAh battery across its different iterations. Only the very first Nokia 2 had a slightly larger battery at 4100mAh.

In an FCC filing spotted by Android Authority, the Nokia 2 series is once again breaking the 4000mAh limit. According to the filing, an unnamed Nokia phone will carry a huge 4380mAh battery. For connectivity, the phone will not have 5G compatibility, topping off at just LTE. Though unnamed, the model likely points to the next generation in the Nokia 2 lineup, the Nokia 2.4.

Earlier this year, HMD Global launched the Nokia 2.3, one of the rare budget-friendly smartphones touting AI capabilities. Much like its predecessors, the Nokia 2.3 carried the 4000mAh battery. It retails for PhP 5,990.

Whatever this unnamed Nokia phone is, it will likely sell for around the same price range. Given the filing, it might also launch very soon.

SEE ALSO: Budget Android One Nokia 2.2 arrives in PH

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More OnePlus Nord specs leaked, hints at second midrange phone

Is there a cheaper OnePlus Nord?

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OnePlus is more than excited for its impending midrange launch. Since the very first leaks, the company has hyped up an incoming revolution for its lineup. The OnePlus Nord already promises a lot of surprises for every OnePlus fan, given the amount of information coming out. Now, like clockwork, another leak adds more information about the upcoming release.

Spotted on benchmarking website GeekBench, an unnamed OnePlus phone — the OnePlus AC2003 — recently updated its specs on the database. According to the latest entry, the model will carry a 1.8GHz Qualcomm octa-core processor, likely pertaining to the expected Snapdragon 765G. Further, it will have a whopping 12GB of RAM inside. It’s quite a big spec to pack into a midrange phone. However, given what we know about OnePlus’s plans so far, this unnamed model is likely the OnePlus Nord.

Strangely, the OnePlus AC2003 isn’t the only unnamed OnePlus model on the database. Also posted recently, OnePlus is also working on what it calls the OnePlus BE2028. A tad bit lesser than the previous model, the OnePlus BE2028 will pack in a 1.71GHz Qualcomm octa-core chipset and just 6GB of RAM. For now, no one knows what this unnamed model is.

Whatever it is, the OnePlus BE2028 looks like it will sell cheaper than the OnePlus Nord.  Could it be another variant of the Nord? Or could it be an unannounced OnePlus phone also coming soon? In any case, it won’t be long before OnePlus reveals the truth about the two midrange phones. The OnePlus Nord is set to launch on July 21.

SEE ALSO: The best OnePlus Nord meme will get a free phone

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