OPPO unveils multiple innovative imaging technologies

OPPO has recently held the 2021 OPPO Future Imaging Technology Launch Event. Throughout the online event, OPPO unveiled a series of breakthroughs in smartphone imaging technology focused on upgrades to sensors, modules, and algorithms to enable users to “capture the beauty in life with ease”.

Included in these innovations: OPPO’s next-generation RGBW sensor, the 85-200mm Continuous Optical Zoom, Five-axis OIS technology, and next-generation under-screen camera with a series of proprietary AI algorithms. Utilizing these new technologies, OPPO has achieved a great leap in smartphone imaging technology covering various imaging capabilities, including light-sensitivity, zoom capability, stabilization, future product form factor pre-research, and more.

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OPPO’s next-generation RGBW sensor significantly improves light sensitivity by introducing additional white sub-pixels(W), groundbreaking DTI technology, and OPPO’s self-developed 4-in-1 pixel algorithm. As a result of these innovations, the new sensor allows for 60% more light to be captured than previous sensors while achieving an up to 35% reduction in noise to deliver much clearer and brighter images in low-light conditions. The new sensor will be commercially released in OPPO products from Q4 2021.

OPPO 85-200mm Continuous Optical Zoom supports super smooth zoom, and OPPO Five-axis OIS guarantees clearer snapshots. The new-released module is the 85-200mm Continuous Optical Zoom, which redesigns the underlying structural module at the hardware level. It adopts G+P (glass + plastic) lens technology for the first time, introducing two ultra-thin, high-precision aspheric glass lenses to significantly boost optical effects, such as minimizing stray light.

These innovations support Continuous Optical Zoom at equivalent focal lengths between 85mm and 200mm, capturing sharp images at every magnification level, from up close and personal portraits to far-away landscapes, with no need to crop.

Also new from OPPO, the Five-axis OIS allows the system processor to receive movement data from the gyroscope, analyze it and break it down into its respective components through algorithms. When the amplitude of the movement is relatively large, however, sensor-shift OIS will be utilized. The OPPO Five-axis OIS will be commercially released in OPPO products from Q1 2022.

OPPO self-developed algorithms support the next-generation under-screen camera to deliver the perfect balance between screen and camera quality. Finally, OPPO also showcased its next-generation under-screen camera solution for future smartphones. The innovative pixel geometry ensures a 400-PPI high-quality display in the under-screen camera area.

In addition, OPPO’s U.S. Research Institute has developed a series of imaging AI algorithms – including diffraction reduction, anti-condensation, HDR, and AWB – to better optimize the imaging quality of the under-screen camera.

To meet the ever-changing imaging demands of users worldwide, OPPO is further strengthening its global R&D capacities. OPPO will continue to focus on the implementation of self-developed imaging technologies and further strengthen its cooperation with industry partners to provide users with an even better imaging experience.

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