Recently, rumors have been circulated among many media platforms of an invitation. OPPO will hold a technical communication meeting in Beijing on January 16th. The theme of “10” and “Ten for the seeing” on the invitation letter seems to involve the theme of the announcement.
Combined with the previous news, many rumors are also speculating that OPPO will not really use the legendary 10x hybrid optical zoom technology as the “first bullet of the year”. Speaking of 10x hybrid optical zoom technology, we have to mention the 5x lossless zoom technology that OPPO introduced at MWC 2017.
This type of zoom manages to make bigger image without it losing its quality. It begins to convert the cameras of our smartphones into small telephoto lenses. In the world of photography, any optical zoom that passes 5X magnification, is often called superzoom , although Oppo will surely have other marketing plans to name technology.
Particularly, this type of camera unit arranges the telephoto lens laterally, perpendicular to the wide-angle lens plane, and the optical prism is refracted into the lens group by a special optical prism. It is so that the lens achieves 3 times additional zoom space, combined with high-precision image fusion technology, and achieved the effect of 5 times lossless quality zooms. The 10x hybrid optical zoom of the network transmission would probably be an upgraded version of it.
To get an idea of the revolution that this means, the iPhone X was launched with a 2X optical zoom, while last year, Huawei launched its P20 Pro with an excellent 3X optical zoom. However, the bet of Oppo would break all the molds to reach the figure of 10X.
At the moment it is not sure if Oppo has managed to implement this technology in a smartphone to launch in market. Some rumors even point to that could be seen in the next Oppo F19 Pro. Let’s see OPPO’s first bullet at the beginning of the year will make any difference in camera’s world or not.