Oppo has catapulted to the front of the mobile consciousness. First, it created the 5x optical zoom lens that used a periscope design. Then the Find X and its motorized camera top. The company introduced another world’s first for a phone at Mobile World Congress 2019: 10x optical zoom. The event is scheduled to take place on February 23, 2019 and will be called the Oppo Innovation Event. A few weeks ago, Oppo teased the 10x optical zoom camera with optical image stabilization technology. Rumors have pointed to the possibility of launching the camera tech with the upcoming F19 and F19 Pro smartphones.
This camera allows the 10X lossless zoom, but don’t immediately start thinking it’s going to be like the zoom lens of your camera. They did not talk about optical zooming at any point in Oppo’s presentation, at least not the kind where the lens elements in the periscope start moving about the way the first Asus ZenFone Zoom did. The keyword here is lossless zooming, which means the ability to zoom in without losing quality.
This is done by combining a main high – resolution sensor with a short telephoto lens. Similar to Huawei’s lossless 5X zoom on their P20 and Mate 20 smartphones. The only difference is that Oppo kicked up a knot and extended the range to a whopping 10X. But just because this isn’t just an optical zoom doesn’t mean it isn’t impressive — because it is. Furthermore, Oppo revealed that it has developed a new in-display optical fingerprint sensor capable of reading across a wider area: in fact, 15 times larger than that of current mainstream solutions.
The company shares that this year will be launching its 10x zoom camera phone in Q2. Obviously, we’re going to keep a close eye on further updates for both devices.