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Oppo wants to revolutionize smartphone photography

Oppo wants to revolutionize smartphone photography

On August 19, 2021, the Oppo event “Future Imaging Technology” was held. At the virtual event, the Chinese technology manufacturer announced a number of innovations in the field of smartphone photography. During the event, Oppo introduced a new RGBW sensor, phaseless optical zoom and 5-axis OIS technology.

Brighter and clearer thanks to the new RGBW sensor

With the new generation of RGBW sensor, Oppo promises to increase light sensitivity while improving color performance. Additional white sub-pixels (W), DTI technology and an in-house developed 4-in-1 pixel algorithm should ensure this. The latter is intended to significantly increase the color performance of the sensor. The new sensor should capture 60 percent more light than previous versions and at the same time reduce noise by 35 percent. According to the manufacturer, the result is noticeably brighter and clearer images. To implement complex algorithms, the required computing power can be increased and the amount of data extracted via the white pixel of the sensor can be increased, writes Oppo. The RGBW sensor, which according to the manufacturer also improves photo and video images, should be integrated into new Oppo smartphones by the end of 2021.

Smooth zoom and clear shots

Oppo also introduced a continuous optical zoom from 85 to 200 mm. This means that sharp photos can be taken at any zoom level without the need for trimming, Oppo announced. The resulting recordings provide a smooth transition across the entire optical zoom range, and the image quality is comparable to that of a professional camera. According to Oppo, G + P lens technology (glass + plastic), a magnetic tunnel sensor (TMR sensor) and an improved motor with a steering column for zoom are used.

The five-axis OIS is also one of the innovations that Oppo presented at the event. This would enable the system’s processor to “receive motion data from the gyroscope, analyze it, and distribute it to the respective components using algorithms,” the manufacturer wrote. The data will then be forwarded to the lens and image sensor. They are driven by spherical motors or memory metals. A maximum mounting angle of ±3° should ensure greater stability, clarity and color performance, especially for night photos or motion pictures. Five-axis OIS will be installed in Oppo devices from mid-2022.

The event also covered the new generation of under-screen cameras. The front camera completely disappears under the screen glass. Here you get more information.