Oppo Reno 2 with Snapdragon 730G, quad cameras, VOOC 3.0 confirmed, Flipkart availability revealed

first_imgOppo Reno 2 with Snapdragon 730G, quad cameras, VOOC 3.0 confirmed, Flipkart availability revealedOppo has confirmed that the Oppo Reno 2 will pack a Snapdragon 730G chipset paired with 8GB of RAM, AMOLED display and a 4,000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 support, among other things. advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiAugust 21, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 10:14 IST HIGHLIGHTSOppo Reno 2 will feature a Snapdragon 730G chipset and AMOLED display.It will pack a 4,000mAh battery and will come with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support.Reno 2 will launch in India on August 28 and will go on sale on Flipkart.Oppo Reno 2-series will launch in India on August 28. The company recently announced the launch date of the Reno 2 and confirmed that the next Reno smartphone will come with a quad camera setup and shark-fin pop-up selfie camera. Ahead of its launch in India, the Reno 2-series is now being teased on Flipkart, confirming that the phone will go on sale on the e-commerce platform. Additionally, the company has confirmed that the Oppo Reno 2 will pack a Snapdragon 730G chipset paired with 8GB of RAM, AMOLED display and a 4,000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 support, among other things.Oppo Reno 2 will make its global debut in India next week. Ahead of its launch, a lot has already been revealed about the upcoming smartphone. The company has revealed the design of the Reno 2 will largely be similar to the original Reno. Instead of a triple camera setup on the back, the Reno 2 will bring a quad camera setup with 20x digital zoom support. The Reno 2 will also keep the shark-fin pop-up camera and will sport a notchless AMOLED display like its predecessor.Oppo has now revealed in a statement that the Reno 2 will feature a Snapdragon 730G chipset, which is a top-end mid-range processor that also powers the Samsung Galaxy A80. The Snapdragon 730G is a 2.2Ghz octa-core chipset based on an 8nm process. It comes equipped with an Adreno 618 GPU and offers a 15 per cent graphics boost over the regular Snapdragon 730. The Reno 2 will also come with 8GB of RAM.Oppo Reno 2 will feature a 6.55-inch notchless AMOLED display with a 93.1 per cent screen ratio. It will get an optical in-display fingerprint sensor, will pack a 4,000mAh battery and support VOOC 3.0 fast charging over Type-C. The Reno 2 will also be protected by Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and Gorilla Glass 5 on the back. It will be available in Ocean Blue and Luminous Black colours. Additionally, the Reno 2 will come with features like Game Boost 3.0, Link Boost and Game Assitant.advertisementThe company has now confirmed almost all the key features of Reno 2 except the specifics of the quad camera setup. It has revealed features like 20x Zoom, Super Steady Video and Ultra Dark mode. As per past rumours, the Reno 2 is said to feature a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary camera combined with 13MP + 8MP + 2MP sensors. The selfie camera will offer a 16MP sensor.Oppo will confirm the details of the quad camera system along with price and availability of the Reno 2 on August 28.ALSO READ | Oppo Reno 2 quad camera design revealed, VOOC 3.0 support expectedALSO READ | Oppo Reno 2 launch date in India set for August 28, will bring quad cameras with 20x zoomGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow OppoFollow Reno 2 Nextlast_img read more

A week from presidential polls Burundi on brink of devastating violence Security

“Burundi is on the brink again [and] the grave danger the country faces should not be underestimated, given the increasing polarization and the apparent choice of Burundian leaders to put personal interest before those of the country,” declared UN Assistant-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun. “An escalating pattern of politically motivated violence, coupled with this country’s history of recurring bloodshed and atrocities, should alert us to the potential for serious crisis,” underlined UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Both officials echoed similar concern as they briefed the Security Council on the situation in Burundi; Mr. Zehiroun on the electoral process and the political and security situations through the work of the UN Election Observation Mission (MENUB) and Mr. Zeid on the protection and promotion of human rights. “On 2 July, MENUB assessed that the legislative and communal electoral process of June 29 took place against the background of a political crisis, and in a climate of widespread fear and intimidation in parts of the country,” said the Assistant Secretary-General. Some opposition political parties and civil society organizations, notably those opposed to a third term for President Pierre Nkurunziza, called the elections a “sham” and declared they would not recognize the results. Participants at the Security Council meeting on the situation in Burundi. UN Photo/Loey Felipe/Evan Schneider ‹ › Fundamental freedoms of participation, assembly, expression, opinion and information suffered increasing restrictions during the campaign period and as Election Day drew nearer, according to the MENUB observers deployed in all 18 provinces of Burundi. In the past six months, went on to say Mr. Zeid, members of opposition parties, civil society activists and media figures have been targeted for intimidation, severe harassment and arbitrary detention. “Peaceful protests have been met with unwarranted use of force, including lethal force, in violation of Burundi’s obligation under national and international law to guarantee the right to freedom of assembly. Demonstrators have been imprisoned and subjected to torture and ill-treatment. We have also received reports of extrajudicial killings. To date these violations have not been investigated, prosecuted or sanctioned.” While MENUB assessed that the Independent National Election Commission adequately handled the voter registration and the nomination of candidates, opposition parties repeatedly accused the electoral management body of “lacking credibility and independence,” continued Mr. Zehiroun. Preparations and arrangements for Election Day were largely sufficient, and instances of violence and explosions preceded, and in some cases took place alongside Election Day activities, mostly in Bujumbura, he pointed out. “In view of its findings, MENUB concluded that the environment was not conducive for free, credible and inclusive elections. The African Union, the Eastern African Community, and the International Conference on Great Lakes Region expressed similar concerns.” According to the Election Commission, the preliminary results of the legislative elections show that Conseil national pour la défense de la démocratie-Forces pour la défense de la démocratie (CNDD-FDD), the party received 60.2 per cent of the votes, a result rejected by the opposition, Mr. Zehiroun said. “Preparations for the presidential election are ongoing. Ballot papers have been printed with all the eight candidates approved by the Election Commission including those who have announced they would boycott the elections,” he stressed, adding that the political and security situations in Burundi have remained tense and volatile since the polls. “The crisis arising from President Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term in office has undermined a decade of steady progress in building democratic institutions, and precious gains in the sense of a common national community,” warned UN rights chief Zeid, stressing that more than 145,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries, and convinced that Burundi is on the brink of “devastating violence” again. Contrary to some recent reports, the massive outflows of refuges appear to have been sparked, not by rumour, but by precise and targeted campaigns of intimidation and terror. Refugees interviewed by his Office in the Democratic republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Tanzania continue to refer to the Imbonerakure militia as the main threat, but some have also stated that militants from other groups are also employing violence – a new and disturbing development. During an emergency summit on 6 July, the Assistant Secretary-General added, the East African Community (EAC) issued a Communiqué, in which were made a number of recommendations, including the postponement of the presidential elections to July 30th 2015; the formation of a government of national unity involving both who participated in the elections and those that did not; and the deployment of an EAC electoral mission to observe the presidential elections. For Mr. Zehiroun, that Communiqué is a “clear path forward”. According to the UN, civil unrest erupted on 26 April in Bujumbura after the ruling CNDD-FDD party elected President Pierre Nkurunziza on 25 April as its candidate for then-scheduled 26 June presidential election. Mr. Nkurunziza has been in office for two terms since 2005, and a broad array of actors warned that an attempt to seek a third term was unconstitutional and contrary to the spirit of the 2000 Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement for Burundi that ended a decade of civil war in the country. read more