Chinese phone maker Oppo earlier this week in China announced the Reno Ace with a 4,000mAh battery which can be fully charged in just 30 minutes. The device is at the moment only available in China but could be coming to the Eu soon. As part of its foray into the EU, the brand yesterday announced its Reno 2 and Reno 2Z for the European market months after their initial debut in China.
Going forward, Oppo in an interview with Cnet revealed that its future flagship smartphones will reach the old continent first before heading to other markets.
Oppo’s Western Europe President revealed that it will now shift focus to the EU market while admitting that it committed a huge blunder by not using Europe as a launchpad for new devices.
“In the future for the global flagship product launch event, it should definitely be Europe first,” Xue Oppo’s Western Europe President said in an exclusive interview with Cnet earlier this week. Specifically, Xue said it will use the MWC 2020 in Barcelona as the launchpad for its early 2020 flagship smartphones.
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He, however, declined to divulge details about the flagship device in question. In his words, Xue said we should expect it on stage in late Feb. at the MWC. “It is where the latest products and also the latest technology will be, and you can get all the information there.”
As part of its strategies to deeply penetrate the EU market, the company already up sealed long-term sponsorship deals with the French Open and Wimbledon tennis championships, as well as carrier partnerships with the likes of EE and O2 in the UK, Cnet reports.
Speaking further, Opo says it has been working on its own foldable smartphone for the past two years but isn’t ready for the mass market yet. It added that the technology needs to be “stable” and the price “acceptable to the user” before an Oppo foldable will hit the market.