Over the past couple of years, smartphone manufacturers have designing phones to increase their screen-to-body ratio. And the result is that we are now seeing interesting designs such as hole-punch display, pop-up camera and shark fin rising camera. Oppo is one such Chinese company that in the last few months has experimented a lot with bezels and notches. The latest in this endeavour is its under-screen camera phone that the company showcased at the ongoing MWC 2019 Shanghai.
For the under-screen camera, Oppo has used a custom transparent material that in collaboration with a redesigned pixel structure allows light to get through to the camera. The sensor is said to be larger than other selfie cameras, with a wider aperture lens in the front. According to Oppo, the screen that has been reserved for the camera still works with touch control, and the company says that the display quality won’t be compromised.
Oppo has acknowledged that a screen in front of a camera is likely to reduce photo image quality by introducing artefacts such as haze and glare. Oppo says it has algorithms in place to address these issues and claims that the quality of images is better than some premium devices.
Recently, Oppo launched its much-awaited Reno 10x Zoom smartphone in India that comes with a triple rear camera, which supports 10x Hybrid Zoom technology and features the world’s first periscope telephoto lens. The Reno series stands out with first-of-its-kind shark-fin rising camera, which takes 0.8 seconds to rise for capturing flawless selfies. This design of selfie camera has also helped Oppo to achieve a huge 93.1 per cent screen-to-body ratio.