Neither notch nor sliding / reversible module or retractable camera or holes (visible) on the screen. The last OPPO prototype does not have any of these solutions to place its front camera has hidden it under the screen itself of the mobile.
Mobile manufacturers have looked for different ways to eliminate frames and have a "whole screen" surface in recent years. Apple's notch failed to convince everyone and some have tried to add an external bulge in order not to touch the screen. OPPO (and also Xiaomi) has found an alternative that, at least aesthetically, convinces more: conceal the camera under the screen.
In the upper and central part of this screen there is a camera, but you will not see it.
The Asian manufacturer has bet in recent months and even years to offer interesting alternatives. We saw for example the OPPO Find X with a sliding mechanism or later the OPPO Reno with a retractable module. Solutions that now give way to the hidden camera under the panel, although as they have already warned, the image quality still leaves to be desired.
A translucent panel that neither hides the camera 100% nor lets you take 100% photos
The Asian manufacturer has been warning for a few days, finally during the MWC 2019 of Shanghai that is being held at the moment has shown its first phone with the camera under the screen. Is about a prototype and at the moment there is no release date, although it is likely to be the solution we see in the next high-end mobile phones of the brand.
When using the camera you will see, when the screen is not being used, act normally by displaying the corresponding image.
As they have announced, today they present their new technology 'Under-Screen Camera'. This technology uses a translucent panel in combination with "advanced processing algorithms" to get to capture images through the panel with the own camera module that is located behind the screen. This module states that it has a greater opening than conventional ones, as well as a larger sensor. In other words, an area of ??the screen has the right and necessary pixels so that the camera can capture what is behind it. They are also the fair and necessary pixels so that the screen can display images and the camera behind it is not noticed.
The result? At the moment it is a prototype, so it is not finished polishing the technology to judge it nor is there much evidence of how it works. Sparrow News, however, has been able to try it for a few minutes. In your video we can see how the camera at first sight is not appreciated, but with some brighter images or looking closely (minute 0:55 of the video) s an area where "pixels are missing."
On the other hand we have the quality that a camera can have that has a translucent layer tapndola. OPPO officials have already warned that it was not going to take selfies perfect and some tests seem to confirm it: ilittle clear images, of low resolution and with colors not very achieved.
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OPPO indicates that the algorithms used allow to avoid blurring and improve the white balance to "offer images with a quality that is close to that of conventional smart phones." The initial results do not say the same, we will see when the first mobile with the camera under the screen goes on sale.
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OPPO share shows its first mobile with camera under the screen: still there are details to be polished