It utilizes a customized camera module, an enhanced translucent panel material combined with advanced processing algorithms to take vivid pictures without a notch or motorized camera.

Oppo showcases its under-screen camera technology
Atom Tech Shorts Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 17:25

Oppo has demonstrated a phone in which the front camera is right under the display screen. This has created some interest among the smartphone users. The design of the smartphone’s display is undergoing changes very week. The focus is invariably on accommodating the front selfie camera.

The notch was found to be the answer and then the market reacted by saying most smartphone users don’t like the notch. Then, some brands chose popup cameras and so on. Now Oppo claims to have found a new solution by leaving the front sensor right there below the display and you can see the lens clearly. Oppo claims that this is the first of its kind in the world and has chosen the MWC in Shanghai to showcase a prototype smartphone with this new design. It must be mentioned that the company had teased this technology/design earlier, but had not shared how it will work.

It now transpires that the lens has been provided with a remodeled pixel structure that permits sufficient light to flow into the lens to enable better pictures being clicked with it.

Oppo said in a Tweet, “It utilizes a customized camera module, an enhanced translucent panel material combined with advanced processing algorithms to take vivid pictures without a notch or motorized camera.”

A more detailed technical review of this camera’s functioning and the drawbacks, if any, can only be known once the phone is made available in the market and pictures are clicked under different conditions. As of now, one has to stay only with the claims being made with regard to the new design and how it will work as good as the regular front cameras in smartphones available in the market today.

Oppo has put out tweets on this as well, saying the under-screen camera (USC) is their solution for full-screen display. There is a separate claim by the company that the display quality is in no way compromised.

There is as yet no clarity on when the smartphone with this feature will be released commercially. However, going by Oppo’s previous record, they do take their time from the time they unveil a new technology to the actual release of the device in the market.

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