Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo is all set to launch its new smartphone with in-display camera technology on June 26 during Mobile World Congress 2019 Shanghai, according to media reports on Monday.
According to an image posted on Weibo, a Chinese social network, the comany has shared a video which showcases the evolution of the front-facing camera housing technology for Oppo.
The video shows the rotation selfie camera of Oppo N series, waterdrop notch, the pop-up camera setup on the Oppo Find X and now the shark-fin setup on the Oppo Reno, the GizmoChina reported on Monday.
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Right now the name of the in-display device is not clear, but it is believed that the company is working on Find Y and this could be the same.
Meanwhile, another Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has confirmed that the company is working on an in-display front camera.
In addition, companies Senior VP Wang Xiang had also detailed on how this technology will work. He said that the ‘Xiaomi’s under-display camera technology could be the ultimate solution for a full screen display coexisting with a front camera.
Once the technology is successfully implemented in a smartphone, it will be a win not just for Oppo, but also for its parent company BBK Electronics. The Chinese conglomerate’s sub-brands, especially Vivo and Oppo, have quite a few industry-first innovations to their names, most of which revolve around bezel-less displays.
Vivo last year became the first company to introduce an in-display fingerprint scanner in a smartphone, with the Vivo X20. Then it went on to make the first notch-less smartphone, the Vivo Nex, that sported a pop-up selfie camera mechanism to eliminate the notch cutout found on top of smartphones to accommodate the front facing optics.
Oppo, also introduced the Find X smartphone last year with a similar no-notch design, but with a mechanical slider that contained the front facing mechanism. The brand also triggered the fast-charging race by introducing super-fast VOOC charging, that significantly brings down battery charging times to two-digit minute figures.
This year Vivo is on a mission to beat the quickest charging time in a commercial smartphone, set by Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition. It recently teased a 100W charger that claims to charge a 4,000mAh battery in 13 minutes.
Oppo will demo the prototype at the MWC Shanghai 2019 and the event will begin at 2 PM local time.
With inputs from IANS.