OPPO to showcase its first in-display camera smartphone on June 26th at MWC Shanghai

“OPPO’s promotional image shows off a smartphone highlighting the in-display camera, placed in the middle”

Earlier this month, OPPO demoed the in-screen camera technology that is aimed at achieving a true full-screen solution. It showcased a prototype handset with the camera module embedded under the display, in the centre. Though the demo didn’t reveal the picture quality or the dimensions, it gives a fair idea of how it works. Since it is in the early stages of development, the launch of such a product was not expected until next year. Now, taking everyone by surprise, OPPO has posted a teaser image confirming that it’ll be present at the Mobile World Congress 2019 Shanghai exhibition on June 26th. The promotional picture also shows off a smartphone highlighting the in-display sensor, placed in the middle, corresponding to the prototype it demoed.

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So far, vendors have relied on different types of notches, pop-up sliders to achieve a near edge-to-edge design. But the upcoming OPPO mobile, with its in-display front-camera, should be the first to offer a real full-screen solution. However, OPPO hasn’t revealed any other details as of now, and even though it could showcase the in-display camera tech at the event, the product might not be commercially available right away.

With OPPO’s Vice President Brian Shen confirming that the in-display camera’s pictures won’t be on the same levels as a regular module, a certain amount of quality loss is expected. Apart from OPPO, Xiaomi and Samsung are also working on the in-display solution of their own. But with the latest announcement, OPPO certainly has a head start in the competition. We should know more details next week.

Sai Krishna is a close follower of tech and everything that has the word 'smart' involved. This makes him passionate to write about everything revolving around the world of technology. He can always be seen surfing the web and while he’s not working, you can find him re-watching Seinfeld and reading comics.
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