OPPO set to showcase 5x optical zoom technology at MWC17?



If you’ve been following OPPO news, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona last year, OPPO showcased some mind-blowing technology at the show. While it didn’t reveal any new devices, it did show of its amazing Super VOOC Flash Charge technology and cutting-edge SmartSensor pixel-level OIS for mobile. At this year’s upcoming MWC17, the #1 China mobile maker is expected to do more or less the same. It has teased a new camera technology that it says will deliver “5x more detail” in mobile photography.

The teaser image has a stylised “Go 5x Further” with the headline “So close you can feel it.” Its MWC press announcement is scheduled for 27 February 2017.

So, what’s this “ground-breaking 5x technology” about? Is it 5x more resolution? Is a 5x optical lens? Or is it a hybrid of both digital and optical?

Details are scarce at this point, but OPPO says that the “5x Project” has been a year-long R&D journey.

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One thing’s for sure, smartphone photography has been a huge focus for the brand. The journey began in 2012 when it started the trend of offering pre-installed beautification features on its devices. Beautification features are now ubiquitous in modern smartphones.

Following that, OPPO introduced its “Selfie Expert” F-series. The OPPO F1, F1 Plus and F1s have been highly successful camera-focused models. Recently, it worked closely with Sony to co-develop the customized 1/2.8-inch Sony IMX398 sensor for the OPPO R9s.

The MWC17 kicks off on 27 February and runs through to 2 March 2017.

OPPO’s booth is located at D31 in Hall 3, a Fira Barcelona Grand Fia Conference Centre, Barcelona.

Stay tuned for MWC17 updates.


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