Facing Security Questions About Their Smartphones Oppo Moves To Hide Camera
Under pressure from a surging Samsung in Australia and with questions being raised about the security surrounding the Chinese Companies smartphones, Oppo is moving to hide the cameras in their devices.
The Company who is also working with Telstra on a heat sink problem with their all new $1,499 Oppo Reno smartphone is set to launch the world’s first smartphone with a camera hidden underneath its display.
The device is set to be revealed at MWC Shanghai next week and comes as smartphone manufacturers struggle to solve the issue of the camera in devices with some of them getting pretty creative with their front cameras.
Oppo has not explained why they need to hide the camera or whether the quality of a picture will be compromised by hiding it behind a smartphone display.
A leaked image on Chinese social network Weibo shows a glowing ring floating upon a screen, pointing to the spot where the camera might be hiding.
If correct Oppo smartphones will have no notch, no punch-hole camera and no pop-up camera.
Oppo vice president Brian Shen, suggested that under-display cameras might not be quite as magical as they seem a few months ago.
“At this stage, it’s difficult for under-display cameras to match the same results as normal cameras, there’s bound to be some loss in optical quality”, wrote Shen. “But, no new technology jumps to perfection right away”.
Samsung planted the Galaxy S10’s hole-punch camera in a circular cutout on the display, the OnePlus 7 Pro has a pop-up camera and Asus’ ZenFone 6 uses a single rotating camera for the front and back of the phone. Oppo could be heading toward the future of notchless displays with this release said Trusted Reviews.