Oppo launches 10x optical zoom camera for phones, OnePlus 7 next? | HT Tech

Oppo launches 10x optical zoom camera for phones, OnePlus 7 next?

Oppo takes on DSLwith its new 10x optical zoom camera technology for smartphones. Will this tech make its way to OnePlus 7 as well?

| Updated on: Jan 17 2019, 18:26 IST
Oppo takes on entry-level DSLRs  with its new camera technology
Oppo takes on entry-level DSLRs with its new camera technology (HT Photo)

From quad-camera setup to sliding modules, we've already seen smartphone companies experimenting with different techniques to improve camera quality without affecting the user experience. Oppo is now setting a new benchmark for phones in 2019 with 10x optical zoom for mobile cameras, almost giving entry-level DSLrun for their money. Oppo's new camera tech could very well make its way to OnePlus' future flagship phones, OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7S.

Oppo's 10x optical zoom, as expected, is an improvement over the 5X optical zoom it showcased a couple of years ago. This time around Oppo has clubbed two 5X optical zooms to deliver one 10X zoom.

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It's said to be 15.9-159mm focal length equivalent. The camera launches in ultrawide mode and then zooms into a telephoto lens. The setup combines three lenses into one to deliver the 'lossless' shot. The technology also brings unique dual Optical Image Stablisation (OIS).

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Oppo is expected to unveil the technology at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. It's highly likely the company will showcase a reference phone with the new tech. Apart from 10x lossless optical zoom, Oppo also introduced a bigger in-screen fingerprint reader.

OnePlus 7 next?

OnePlus has borrowed a few design elements and features from the flagship Oppo phones in the past. For instance, its OnePlus 6T featured an in-screen fingerprint sensor, which debuted on Oppo R17 Pro. It also had a new waterdrop notch like the Oppo phone. According to recent rumours, OnePlus 7 or the next iteration may come with Oppo's new camera technology.

Apart from new camera tech, the OnePlus 6T successor is rumoured to come with a sliding camera mechanism, similar to Honor Magic 2. The phone is also expected feature edge-to-edge screen without a notch.

Other top expected features of OnePlus 7 include Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.0 with ultra fast storage. The company has already confirmed Snapdragon 855 processor on its next flagship phone. The processor also brings 5G support. 

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First Published Date: 17 Jan, 18:26 IST