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Oppo readies a new Reno, Enco Buds2 for launch

Mobile World Congress is on, and Oppo is ready with a new Reno model sporting a 120Hz screen, while also prepping some $99 truly wireless earbuds.

New mobiles are a foot, and even new earphones, it seems, as Oppo shows some of what we can expect this year over in Spain.

Yes, Mobile World Congress has kicked off with conceptual thinking as Samsung showed off a Galaxy Ring while Lenovo gave our eyes a taste of a clear laptop concept.

So what does Oppo have in store? It turns out Oppo will have more than just concepts, even if it has one of those.

In the concept department, Oppo is showcasing a pair of glasses that will let you extend your phone to your eyes, providing an information display at your eye level and then some.

Showcased in the Oppo Air Glass 3, it’s a pair of glasses designed to be lightweight and as close to regular glasses as it gets, but with a small set of screens that can show images, information, and even connect you with music and calls thanks to microphones and a small speaker system.

Oppo’s Air Glass 3 will support touch controls and a form of AI that will allow you to talk to a custom voice assistant to get it to do things for you, all while you see information from your device as you walk around.

It’s a bit like the future, except on your eyes.

That future won’t likely be coming for a while. In the meantime, Oppo has a couple of gadgets that will, including a new phone and a new pair of inexpensive earbuds.

First up is the phone, with the Oppo Reno11 F 5G being a bit of a mouthful of a name, offering a 6.7 inch phone sporting a 120Hz AMOLED screen and a super thin bezel, plus a thickness of 7.54mm and IP65 water resistance.

Given the name, you can expect the Reno11 F 5G to sport 5G access, but it will also include cameras on the back, covering a 64 megapixel main camera and an 8 megapixel ultra-wide. There’s also a sizeable 5000mAh battery here, suggesting it should last at least one full day of life at the minimum.

No word on pricing yet, but Oppo says its Reno11 F 5G will come to Australia by the middle of the year.

Before then, there are a new pair of truly wireless earbuds in the Encore Buds2 Pro. They won’t be noise cancelling, but will come with 12.4mm drivers, plus AI for cancelling out background noise and isolating human voice during calls, not to mention Dolby Atmos and Dirac Audio for spatial sounds, and up to 8 hours of battery life in use.

Oppo’s Enco Buds2 Pro also have a price and release date, expected to launch in Australia from March 1 for $99.

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