Oppo to Announce 10x Hybrid Optical Zoom Camera Technology on January 16
If you remember last year at Mobile World Congress (MWC), Oppo showcased a camera technology with a 5x lossless zoom setup for smartphones. A report now suggests that the Chinese smartphone maker is planning to showcase a similar concept with 10x zoom on January 16.
The current 5x setup is essentially a 5P lens, followed by a 90-degree angular prism that directs the light to a vertically positioned camera sensor. The OIS unit is put on the other end, so it would work even when the zoom is maxed out.
Dubbed as 10x hybrid optical zoom, the new technology from Oppo will be showcased at the company’s Future Technology Communication Conference on January 16, revealed a report in Chinese-language website MyDrivers. The report is light on any actual details about the Oppo technology, however, it is quite likely that the company’s simply building upon its 5x optical zoom technology.
Chinese sources say there is scarce information if Oppo is launching an actual market-ready smartphone or is just demoing a new technology. Since we are yet to see their phone with 5x zoom hit the shelves, the 10x introduction is likely to be on a prototype device.
Considering how we still don’t have a smartphone in the market that offers last year’s 5x lossless zoom technology, we won’t be surprised if we don’t see a new device with the 10x zoom tech on January 16. We are, however, speculating that Oppo could introduce its lossless camera tech in a retail product soon enough.
Rumors say that the Oppo F19 will feature a 6.3-inch 19.5:9 Full View display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 or MediaTek Helio P90 processor, and Oppo’s VOOC Flash Charging technology.