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Oppo foldable tablet puts a phone on the back like the ASUS PadFone

Oppo foldable tablet puts a phone on the back like the ASUS PadFone

It's a period of experimentation when it comes to foldable devices. There are, of course, literal ones that have foldable screens like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X but there are also ones that use two screens like the LG G8X ThinQ and the upcoming Microsoft Surface Duo. And then there are prototypes like TCL's tri-fold phone and patents like this one from Oppo. What stands out from this patent isn't that it has a foldable tablet with a large flexible screen but that it practically requires a smartphone to be the brains and muscle behind the scenes, literally.

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BBK Group may soon beat Apple and Samsung, but how?

BBK Group may soon beat Apple and Samsung, but how?

There's a company by the name BBK Group that you should get to know, if you don't know already. Where Apple made their mark in the smartphone world with a single brand, iPhone, BBK Group (aka BBK Electronics Corporation, or BBK) went completely the opposite direction, creating not only a wide variety of different smartphone models, but running a set of different smartphone companies that, to the average consumer, look like completely separate entities. If one combines the various brands owned by BBK into a single count, they ship more phones than any other single brand.

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OPPO Reno 2 Review: full-screen display, 4x camera power, and a trade-off

OPPO Reno 2 Review: full-screen display, 4x camera power, and a trade-off

The OPPO Reno 2 (or OPPO Reno2 if you like) is an interesting piece of hardware. It's a smartphone thats part of a very, very similar set of associated handsets, all under the same "Reno" branding name. OPPO's not failed to deliver impressive smartphone hardware to our review bench since we first started reviewing their devices. But here's the thing - if a phone has good hardware but less-than-great software, is the overall experience still good enough for the price?

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OPPO Reno 2 Euro pricing and release date set, camera detailed [Update]

OPPO Reno 2 Euro pricing and release date set, camera detailed [Update]

Yesterday, Google pulled out the big guns with its Pixel 4 reveal, but we aren't done with the fall flagship events just yet. At an event in London today, OPPO officially launched the Reno 2 in Europe and revealed more details about it. With release day right around the corner, we also learned how much the Reno 2 will cost when it lands in Europe, and it seems poised to undercut flagships from major manufacturers pretty significantly.

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Realme X2 Pro aims for the flagship market with OPPO tech

Realme X2 Pro aims for the flagship market with OPPO tech

As the gap in specs between smartphone makers continue to narrow, so do the lines that divide brands and even tiers continue to blur. Companies like ZTE, Xiaomi, and OPPO have spun off not a few sub-brands and subsidiaries, many of whom look or sound the same in terms of features and hardware. The Realme 2X Pro is no different, billing itself as a "Full Speed Flagship", aiming its guns at the big boys while, at the same, carrying OPPO's mark in spirit and in specs.

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OPPO Reno Ace makes big fast charging boasts

OPPO Reno Ace makes big fast charging boasts

OPPO today announced the next phone in its Reno line, and it sounds like it'll be quite the doozy. Officially dubbed the Reno Ace, this new phone has a decent amount of high-end hardware, but most impressive are OPPO's claims about charging. Specifically, OPPO says that the Reno Ace can be charged to full in just a half-hour.

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OPPO Reno 2 first impressions and hands-on: Shark fin phone and a pip

OPPO Reno 2 first impressions and hands-on: Shark fin phone and a pip

Today we're taking a quick first-impressions sort of look at OPPO Reno 2, a smartphone with a shark fin. This device has a 6.5-inch full-frontal-coverage display with a front-facing camera that pops up sideways on a swivel - like a shark fin. The phone won't likely appear on store shelves at your local mobile data carrier here in the USA, but you COULD potentially buy this phone if you had the will to do so, even if you live well outside the device's intended market - so let's take a peek.

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OPPO SuperVOOC boasts of super fast wired and wireless charging speeds

OPPO SuperVOOC boasts of super fast wired and wireless charging speeds

For all their power and capabilities, smartphones are severely limited by their batteries that, in turn, dictate how long they can remain useful in a day. Battery technology hasn't exactly progressed as fast as other components and, until the day it does, both consumers and manufacturers are at the mercy of band-aid solutions like power banks and fast charging. The latter is especially important for users that don't want to carry bulky banks but also want as little downtime as possible. To that end, OPPO is announcing three new flash charge technologies to alleviate the pain of hugging walls.

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OPPO Reno 2 revealed with Z and F models to battle OnePlus, Xiaomi

OPPO Reno 2 revealed with Z and F models to battle OnePlus, Xiaomi

Today the OPPO Reno2 (or Reno 2, if you prefer) was revealed in several iterations. This smartphone has a 6.5-inch AMOLED display (16.5cm) with 2400 x 1080 pixels, a screen-to-body ratio of 93.1-percent, and a motorized pop-up front-facing camera. There's also a collection of four cameras on the back of each of the different OPPO Reno 2 models - 48MP & 8MP & 13MP & 2MP and a dual LED flash in the mix. If these specs seem familiar to you, you're not alone!

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Android 10 release dates and phone list

Android 10 release dates and phone list

A report today suggests Google's next OS update for smartphones called Android 10, or Android Q, will be released in the first week of September. This schedule fits with the phone list that's already been in play for the Android Beta program for the software that's just reached its final Beta earlier this month. All the Google Pixel phones are on the list, that's almost a given, but what other devices will get Android 10 right away?

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OPPO Reno 2 to double-down with 20x zoom, more shark fin

OPPO Reno 2 to double-down with 20x zoom, more shark fin

The first OPPO Reno took us by surprise earlier this year with a set of cameras and first-ever features in a smartphone. That was April - in May they announced an OPPO Reno Z, and here in August they've already got an OPPO Reno 2. The first version had three iterations: OPPO Reno, Reno 5G, and Reno 10X Zoom. This newest version will have a look very similar to that of the original, only this time it'll have twice the zoom.

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OPPO “Waterfall Screen” phone teased by company VP

OPPO “Waterfall Screen” phone teased by company VP

How far will manufacturers go to get that 100% screen to body ratio? Some have employed popup cameras to reduce top bezels while others like Samsung have cut holes in the screen itself. OPPO, on the other hand, is adopting a number of designs and technologies and its latest is going to be another head turner. OPPO vice-president Brian Shen took to Weibo to show off a phone bearing what's being dubbed the "waterfall screen", which is basically a screen whose sides almost fall off over the edge, disappearing from view.

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