OPPO has announced that they’ve gone into mass production on their new 10x zoom camera module for smartphones and will release a phone utilising it in the second quarter of 2019. It’s a three-camera system which OPPO says is “built to work in perfect harmony” and allows them to offer an equivalent focal length range of 16-160mm – hence, 10x zoom.
It seems that the Israeli smartphone camera tech company Corephotonics is being snapped up by electronics giant, Samsung, according to GSMArena. It’s a deal estimated to be worth around $150,000,000 and should see Samsung acquiring some pretty cool smartphone camera tech.
Corephotonics has been working to overcome the shortcomings of tiny sensors placed inside phones. Issues like noise levels, low light performance, zoom, and optical stabilisation. Corephotonics developed the 5x lossless zoom camera module found in the OPPO smartphone. Now they have 10x and new triple camera 25x zoom modules.
It kinda looks like a phone from a decade ago, except it runs a modern Android operating system with a bezel-less design. And that design does look quite sleek. But what makes me immediately think of flip phones and slide out keyboards is that it has these strange popup cameras. That phone is the Oppo Find X.
You might not have heard of Oppo before, but they’re owned by the same company behind the OnePlus You probably have heard of those guys. Oppo is a big smartphone brand in China, and the Oppo Find X is their new flagship phone. A first for Oppo, though, this phone will be launched globally.