At the time of the launch of Oppo Ace 2 in April 2020 the company had also teased the launch of a special edition phone. Oppo kept its promised and released its Ace 2 Eva limited edition on 28 May 2020.
Homage to neon genesis Evangelion
The special edition Ace 2 Eva pays homage to the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. The series which started in 1995 has a huge fan base. Oppo’s release of its Ace 2 Eva edition was also meant to mark the release of the upcoming Evangelion movie. However, the movie released has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The phone packs the same features as the Ace2 series but the design is heavily inspired by the EVA anime series.
The limited-edition smartphone remains unchanged below the anime-influenced exterior. Ace 2 Eva shares the same 6.55 inch 1080p+ AMOLED with HDR10 screen. The screen has a 90Hz refresh rate. It runs on the Snapdragon 865 chipset. The quad rear camera consists of a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP monochrome depth camera, and 2 MP depth camera. It comes with a 16 MP front camera.
The fast charging support is incredible with a 65W wired, 40W wireless (the charging pad is sold separately), and 10W reverse wireless. You can use any of these to power the 4,000mAh battery.
Coming to the Ace2 Eva, the special Oppo variant features a unique design. On the back, one can observe the patterns and design full of nostalgia for the anime and its EVAs. The NERV logo from the show is stylishly placed on the backplate of the phone. The phone also has special custom wallpapers and multiple EVA based themes.
EVA influenced accessory designs
Such is the fandom, that even the accessories design has been influenced by the show. The EVA edition wireless charger, OPPO 40W AirVOOC is also adorned with a NERV logo. Moreover, even the charging UI has special effects as a nod to the show. The limited-edition design also encompasses flash-charging kits, headphones, the card needle, and a smartwatch.
Price and availability
The limited-edition OPPO Ace 2 Eva and its accessories will go on sale from June 1. The 8GB + 256 GB variant is priced at 4399 Chinese Yuan. It will be available in three color variants: aurora silver, moon rock gray, and fantasy purple.