01 March 2021
Oppo has announced it will launch the Oppo Find X3 series next year with end-to-end 10-bit color support. It will be providing that support with the help of the newly announced Full-path Color Management System. It made the announcement during the second day of the Oppo INNO Day 2020. It is the same conference where it showcased a rollable display concept phone and AR Glass 2021.
The Oppo Find X3 is aiming to be the world's first Android smartphone with full DCI-P3 color gamut support along with complete 10-bit depth support for capturing, storing, and displaying a photo or video. This will prove to be the biggest leap for an Android smartphone's display prowess in a long time. It should be noted that a wide range of mainstream phones arrive with an 8-bit display panel.
The new tech from Oppo will help the phone to maintain the image's fidelity throughout the whole process between capturing and showing it. It is a five-step process that involves Camera, Encoding, Storage, Decoding, and Display. The currently used technologies usually result in a depreciation of quality as a photo goes through the process.
The upcoming phone series will also offer compatibility with High-Efficiency Image Format (HEIF). It is a file format for photos commonly seen in Apple products including iPhones. It essentially helps users in saving storage space as HEIF files weigh smaller in size than traditionally used formats like JPEG.
Oppo has further added support for DOL (Digital Overlap) HDR mode camera sensors. It is a new mode that synthesizes different exposure conditions into an image. This should be helpful in clearing better images even when captured with a moving object or against bright light.
All of this will make a commercial debut with the Oppo Find X3 series sometime in 2021. There is expected to be new camera hardware as well but no details have been shared about it yet.