The Reno will go on sale in New Zealand from June 28 for about $ 1,300.
I asked Oppo New Zealand managing director Kevin Cho if he thought that Huawei's recent problems would benefit or hurt Oppo's reputation and sales, but, unsurprisingly, he made few comments. (It is worth noting that while they may be rivals, the two technology companies share the same building space and would not be good for lift and ladder relationships.)
"Oppo is a maker of smartphones and does not develop network infrastructure, so this question does not apply to us," Cho said.
"As a privately held company and a smartphone manufacturer, Oppo takes customer privacy and security very seriously. We work with leading regulators worldwide to ensure that our customers' compliance with data privacy regulations. "
Oppo has been in New Zealand since 2017. Mr. Cho did not realize how many units were sold here, which suggests that the numbers are still relatively low, but he said the company is experiencing triple growth this year.
He also noted that Oppo won a big consumer award last year for being the best-rated cell phone brand in New Zealand.
"We look forward to further driving growth in the New Zealand market as well as showing consumers what we are capable of and ultimately gaining their trust," he said.