By now, it’s apparent that we’re seeing various innovation trends that’s currently going around in the smartphone scene. One of those include motorised pop-up selfie cameras found in the likes of OPPO, Samsung, and Vivo, to name a few.
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all - in a recent leak that surfaced online, OPPO decided to take a step further with their upcoming OPPO Reno by introducing a unique pop-up camera that slides only one side of its module out to reveal its dual lenses. Some netizens relate the design to a “shark-fin”, and I would agree after seeing the leaked images.
These images showcased a casing (most likely third party) that houses OPPO’s upcoming Reno phone which is set to be unveiled in April. From the pictures, we can see the phone’s all-screen display, top speaker, rear camera layout, and the aforementioned shark-fin camera. To further confirm the latter’s credibility as the OPPO Reno’s actual pop-up camera module, a video demonstration of the phone and it’s selfie camera was also uncovered by the same source.
The unique pop-up camera design is indeed an interesting aspect of the smartphone, but let’s not forget another highlight of the OPPO Reno: its 10X lossless hybrid zoom periscope main camera.
Another leak found from Weibo showcased a disassembly of the Reno’s main camera module to further analyse its hardware and how it works. According to GSMArena, the periscope module measures at 23.5 x 11.5 x 5.73mm, and was thin enough to fit into phones without occupying a lot of space. Both cameras in the module features unique OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) which work together to achieve optimal stabilisation to capture images when using the 10x hybrid zoom.
Until more information on the OPPO Reno surfaces, this is much as we know so far. At least until it’s official reveal coming this April. Stick around Stuff Asia for more updates coming your way.