Oppo launches a special phone for gamers
Oppo, the China’s No. 2 smartphone brand, has established an independent sub-brand for gaming phones, a fast growing category in the 5G era with improved Internet access speed and new kinds of gaming opportunities, Shanghai Daily learned on Tuesday.
The first Oppo Ace2 will be on sale from Monday at 3,999 yuan (US$571).
“The sub-brand and Ace2 are Oppo’s echo of game fans’ demand,” said Brian Shen, vice president of Oppo.
In the first three months, China’s smartphone sales dropped 36.4 percent from a year earlier to 49 million units, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. But around one-third have been 5G phones.
The Oppo Ace2, which features 5G connection and a 48-mega-pixel camera, has an optimized setup for gamers. It has optimized display and response speed through cooperation with developers of popular game titles such as Tencent’s Game for Peace. It also supports rapid and wireless charging offering “charging 5 minutes and playing one hour.”
Xiaomi and Nubia are also tapping into the mobile gaming device markets with special brands and models.