OPPO presents its under-screen front camera technology with the promise of perfect camouflage and spectacular selfies
OPPO usually strives to show that they are up to date in eye-catching technologies and have anticipated us very foldable designs or functions like true wireless charging, although some of these things only appear at the moment in videos or mockups. It is what they have done precisely with its camera technology under the screen, showing us how it looks and the effect it makes on an apparently functional mobile.
It gives the impression that there seems to be some intention in joining ZTE in offering this feature, since at the moment this is the manufacturer that has placed it on two officially presented mobiles but it is rumored for others, such as the long-awaited Samsung folding. Now OPPO says that it has also achieved it, although we will still have to wait to see it in an official product.
The promise of high-quality selfies
Explain OPPO in your statement that to achieve this effect they have created both special hardware and their own algorithms, which use artificial intelligence for their functions. The manufacturer claims that their new solution solves manufacturing-related problems that they had experienced over the years they have been working on this and that, above all, the consistency of this area with the rest of the panel is maintained.
It will be necessary to see it closely and in hand to see if this is the case, since unlike the OPPO X 2021 (which is a folding already in the status of a finished product) at the moment the brand has shown it in a prototype and not in a mobile model to go on the market.
OPPO explains that they have been based on a new distribution and geometry of the pixels, so that they are smaller but do not decrease in number. The density of the area covered by the chamber is 400 pixels per inch, which to have a familiar reference is a density close to 409 dpi that we see in many current FullHD + screens of about 6.5 inches, as in the Realme GT (6.43 inches, 409 dpi) or in OPPO Find X3 Neo (6.5 inches, 402 dpi).
This being the case, in principle you should not notice a loss of density at sight and even getting very close in the case of one of these screens with similar density. The manufacturer explains that also have replaced the usual wiring material of the screen by a transparent one, also managing to reduce it by 50%.
According to OPPO, neither the color, nor the contrast, nor the brightness will be affected in this area by corresponding one circuit to each pixel (and not one circuit for every two). And they also speak of durability, promising that due to this improvement with their own technology and the algorithms the average life of the panel has increased by 50%, although they do not determine what this translates into in days.
Expectations are high looking at the photograph they claim to have obtained with a front camera under this new panel. Is about an image with a very high sharpness and very good quality, but we will have to wait to be able to test it to find out and verify that the technology does not compromise the result.
We say it, above all, because of what we have already been able to prove. Coincidentally, recently after the presentation of the ZTE Axon 30 5G, the second mobile of the brand that has this technology to hide the front camera. In principle they described improvements with respect to what we saw in the ZTE Axon 20, whose results in selfies We found them very improvable, so it will be necessary to see if ZTE has improved and if OPPO becomes a very worthy rival, as it has wanted to show.