June 11, 2018 - Written By Mihai Matei The rumored OPPO Find X flagship phone was officially confirmed by the OEM earlier this month when it teased its upcoming launch event in Paris, and today the smartphone maker broke the silence once again to shed some light on the device’s capabilities ahead of its release. Although internal hardware details are still missing on the most part, OPPO did share and confirm some interesting details pertaining to the Find X, including the fact that it will take advantage of 5x Dual-Camera Zoom technology, as well as the OEM’s fast charging technology known as Super VOOC. Finally, the OPPO Find X will reportedly take advantage of 3D Structured Light technology, which was used by the OEM earlier this year to demonstrate the industry’s first 5G-based 3D video call.OPPO’s first smartphone to bear the ‘Find’ moniker was launched in 2012, and the OEM’s last device under this brand was introduced in 2014. Now the … [Read more...] about OPPO Find X Confirmed To Have 5X Zoom, Super VOOC, 3D Calls
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June 7, 2018 - Written By Kristijan Lucic OPPO had already confirmed that its Find X flagship will be announced on June 19 in Paris, and the company has just shared a new teaser image via its official Weibo (Chinese social network) page, and that image hints at a rather interesting dual camera setup on the back of the device. If you take a look at the provided teaser image, you will notice a man looking at the night sky using a telescope. Well, this, in addition to tech that OPPO referred to in the past, and rumors that have been floating around, actually suggests that the phone may ship with a periscope-style dual camera setup, and a 5x lossless zoom.The company referred to such technology back at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, and OPPO may finally be ready to offer something like that to its consumers. Now, periscope-style cameras should be able to offer a considerably better stabilization than any other mobile camera setup out there, at least when it comes to hardware … [Read more...] about OPPO Find X’s Dual Camera Setup May Offer 5X Lossless Zoom
I find it surreal to think that a company can be one of the top five smartphone vendors in the world while selling the overwhelming majority of its phones within just one country. But that’s Oppo and that’s the grand scale of the Chinese mobile market. For Mobile World Congress 2017, Oppo decided to announce not a new phone, but a new camera technology called 5X Dual Camera Zoom. I got to try it out at the show, and I must say it’s kind of awesome. Oppo has taken the biggest challenge of smartphone cameras, which is their inability to provide optical zoom while keeping the device to a slim profile, and thought sideways about it. The new system has one traditional camera sensor and one that’s been pivoted 90 degrees so that it doesn’t face the back of the phone but looks to the side instead. Then there’s a series of lenses to focus the light onto that sensor, which arrives into the phone and is pointed at the sensor via a mirror, or prism. Basically, … [Read more...] about Oppo’s 5x zoom camera is an ingenious prototype that actually works
OPPO may not have had a smartphone to show off here at MWC 2017, but instead, the company introduced some interesting technology that is a potential game changer for the industry with regards to a key aspect of the smartphone experience. Here is a quick look at OPPO’s 5x Precision Optical Zoom! The 5X lossless zoom dual camera technology is a pretty incredible piece of engineering that OPPO spent nearly a year working on. Keep in mind though that the device you see in the video and the images are just a prototype, will not be coming to the market, and is here solely to show off the tech.Just like many smartphone cameras that we’ve seen recently, OPPO’s 5x zoom technology leverages a dual camera setup. There is one wide angle lens and another telephoto lens, and the latter is what is used to make the magic happen. The telephoto lens actually sits sideways inside the camera module, coupled with a prism that directs the light towards the lens, and this is what allows for … [Read more...] about Quick look at OPPO’s 5x Precision Optical Zoom
As this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona clearly proved, a new trend has officially started in the smartphone world, and it’s that of the dual camera. Granted, the idea itself isn’t exactly new: in fact, it goes back at least to 2011 when the HTC Evo 3D, the first notable phone capable of recording 3D video, was released. While this particular application of the idea never really panned out, manufacturers are still keen on further exploring alternatives, judging by many of this year's upcoming flagships.Even if the general idea of using two sensors to take one photo is shared between these devices, this is as far as similarities go, as each phone maker has a slightly different opinion regarding the way this tech should work. This, unfortunately, can be a major source of confusion, but luckily for you, we’ve taken on the task of demystifying the hot new thing in tech, so you don’t have to. So whether you’re in the market for a new device, or … [Read more...] about Dual cameras explained: how do they work and what are the differences?