Many look forward to the under-display (UD) cameras to come and deliver the all screen future. So when Oppo showcased its first prototype back in June and then let us test it at Inno Day 2019 in December hopes were high the tech can make it to an actual phone in 2020. And with the Find X2 flagship incoming it seemed like a great chance to see the debut of UD cameras.
Yet the company's VP Brian Shen came in to cool off everybody's enthusiasm by saying that the technology is still not ready for mass production.
This is understandable as the process to manufacture this type of camera module and the display is certainly quite difficult. The actual part of the display above the camera is made from a highly transparent material with a redesigned pixel structure which allows optimal light transmittance for the camera sensor.
Then there's also the matter of image quality. Oppo implemented a host of special algorithms to ensure the best possible camera performance but even then the end result is still not that spectacular. Despite all the difficulties, well likely see an Oppo device with the UD selfie cam at some point in the coming year.
Brian Shen also said that the Find X2s screen will be its main focus and it will also boast a lot of other industry-leading features. Weve seen rumors about the devices 50W wirelessfast charging capabilities and Snapdragon 865 chipset so even though it wont have the fancy under-screen selfie cam, the Find X2 is still a device worth looking forward to.
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- Oppo Find X2 coming in Q1 2020 with Snapdragon 865 SoC