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…