OPPO Reveals World's First 10x Lossless Zoom Phone Camera

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Mobile World Congress hasn't officially kicked off yet, but news is already starting to flow out of Barcelona.

OPPO has been showing off some of the new tech that we're going to see in 2019, including a 10x lossless zoom smartphone camera.

This involves a triple-lens setup at the rear and includes a 48MP main camera, a periscope telephoto camera and a 120-degree ultra wide-angle camera.

Together, these these lenses allow for a range of 16mm to 160mm, or, 10x lossless zoom.

Both the primary and telephoto lenses come with image stablisation, with the telephoto offering an accuracy of up to 0.001445 degrees.

This is apparently 73 per cent improvement on the 5x zoom that the brand showcased back in 2016.

"As a brand, OPPO is driven by customer insight and developing new technologies to meet their everyday needs. We have been investing heavily in innovation with a huge commitment to R&D in areas such as image beautification technology, 5G, AI, AR and VR," said Michael Tran, Managing Director at OPPO.

"With 10x lossless zoom, our mission was to develop a camera technology that would bring customers closer and let them capture content in a way that no other smartphone manufacturer has to date. We believe we’ve achieved that."

This new camera technology was showcased during an innovation event, so we don't know which Oppo phone it will be in just yet. But we're expecting to see it later this year.

This post was originally published in February 24 at 08:15.

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