28 February 2019
Oppo at the Mobile World Congress 2019 has announced its new 10x lossless zoom tech along with the plans of launching handsets powered by this camera tech. The official kickoff of MWC is still away but Oppo knows the benefits of being the early bird. Alongside this, the company also detailed its 5G plans, thus grabbing more attention of the event.
At the event, the Chinese company demonstrated how this new tech works with a triple lens camera setup, featuring a primary camera, an ultra-wide angle lens, and a telephoto lens that features a periscope-style lens setup. Oppo’s solution is to offer a broader focal length range than before and the idea is to give distant subjects an extreme close-up.
The 10x lossless zoom technology that utilizes three camera modules include a main camera with a 48MP sensor, the second is a 120-degree wide-angle lens, and the last is a telephoto lens with a focal length of 160mm which has been set up in a ‘periscope manner.’
The telephoto lens uses the ‘D-cut optical lenses’ and according to Oppo, this has helped them to reduces the thickness of the setup and thus suitable for achieving a compact smartphone. Contrary to the traditional three-camera setup which would have been 15mm thick, the new style arrangement of lenses helped the company to achieve 6.76mm thick camera module. Oppo explains that it manages to save a further space by up to 13 percent by using two Autofocus motors in the same module, both for the 48MP main camera and the 120-degree ultra wide-angle lens.
According to Oppo, the new tech resolves the difficulties of the multi-focal length and continuous zoom obstacles. The company claims the stabilization precision of the OIS tech is 73 percent improvement over its 5x optical zoom tech. Thanks to this 10x lossless zoom tech, Oppo managed to utilize Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on both the main camera and the telephoto lens.
Oppo said the new 10x lossless zoom technology is already in mass-production and the new phone utilizing this tech will release in Q2 2019.
Talking about the 5G smartphone, Oppo briefly showcased its first 5G smartphone and announced the Oppo 5G Landing Project, an agreement between the Chinese company and four major telephone operators to promote the implementation of 5G. Qualcomm is going to be an active part of the project that will lead to the first 5G phone made by Oppo, equipped with Snapdragon 855 and X50 modems. Oppo even unveiled its 5G-ready prototype based on the Find X.