OPPO patents a smartphone with a curved screen on all sides

Smartphone companies are experimenting a lot right now with curved screens. We have true flagships that have the screen curved on both sides at almost 90 degrees, like the Huawei Mate 30, and the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha taks things even further, wrapping the screen around the phone until it almost completely covers the back as well. OPPO seems to be on the trend as well and according to Let’s Go Digital, they patented a smartphone that has a screen…

Oppo’s smartphone prototype ditches side bezels completly

Oppo released today on their social media accounts a prototype for a smartphone that has no side bezels at all. Instead, the screen wraps around on both sides at 88 degrees. Oppo is calling it “waterfall screen” and may come on an upcoming device in the near future, but an actual date was not revealed. This design does raise a few questions, especially considering how slim the top and bottom bezels are. Because there are no side margins at all,…

[My2Cents] My opinion on Oppo’s under-display camera technology

As you may have heard from bigger websites that have live coverage from MWC Shanghai, OPPO presented a prototype of the first smartphone with a front-facing camera that is under the display. This way you don’t have any notches, holes nor a bezel on the top. Instead, the screen extends all the way to the top and the camera is under the display and when not in use, the screen works pretty much like normal. But (and there is always…

Oppo will present its under-display camera next week

We know for a while that smartphone manufacturers are working on under-display camera tech. Both Oppo and Xiaomi already teased us with a video each not too long ago. Next week, on the 26th, Oppo will hold an official event where it will present its under-display camera tech. The invitation below has already been send to a few major tech sites. So far no information was revealed related to how it works, but in the image we can clearly see…

Smartphones with under-display selfie camera are a reality. Xiaomi and Oppo show off prototypes

When the first smartphone with a notch was presented, we knew that it was an intermediate step to truly full screen smartphones. The notch has started to shrink considerably in the past year, going from occupying half of the top part to just a small fraction in water-drop style notches, but the holy grail remains a smartphone that has the selfie camera under the display. We knew that many manufacturers are working on such tech and today we got our…

OPPO F11 Pro will come in a limited-edition Avengers theme

OPPO announced that they will be launching a limited edition version of the OPPO F11 Pro smartphone. This device will have the same specs as the standard version but will come with an Avengers: Endgame theme. The back of the phone will have a hexagonal pattern with a blue/turquoise gradient and a big, red Avengers logo on top. Furthermore, a Captain America case will be included in the box for the smartphone. The case will have a blue color and…

OPPO Reno and Reno 10x Zoom released

We had rumors and leaks about the Oppo Reno for quite a while and today came the day when the company finally revealed the smartphone. Actually, the “smartphones” since we have not one, but two models, each having three variants that differ on RAM and internal storage. Both of them have a modern design with no notch, good price-to-performance ratio and a unique design for the front-facing camera. OPPO Reno 10x Zoom The high-end model is the OPPO Reno 10x…

OPPO will reveal a new smartphone, the Reno, next month

Oppo has posted a teaser for a new smartphone on their Weibo page, along with a release date. Little is known about this new device, except that it will be revealed on the 10th of April (just one month left) and it will be named Reno. However, thanks to some leaks from IMDA in Singapore, we do know at least a few specs. The IMDA certification listing is for a smartphone with the code CPH1917 and name “Reno” by OPPO.…

Oppo officially reveals 10x optical zoom for smartphone cameras

Today Oppo has officially announced that they have a working smartphone camera with 10x optical zoom, a feature that has been teased for a few days. In the images posted by Oppo we can see the camera mechanism that has a mirror and lenses that redirect the light parallel to the smartphone case. This position allows for a lot more space to arrange the lenses and the sensor inside the smartphone compared to a more traditional approach. The entire setup…

Oppo may release a smartphone with 10x optical zoom this month

Oppo announced that on January 16th it will hold the “OPPO 2019 Future Technology Communication Conference”. The tagline for this conference is “Ten for the See”, which hints at a smartphone that has a 10x optical zoom. Under normal circumstances, we would be skeptical of such claims, but last month it was leaked that Oppo has a patent for such a device and they already had a prototype of a smartphone with 5x lossless zoom back in 2017. The patent…