Nexus 5 won't have MEMS camera, first batch order for the modules goes to Oppo
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oct. 8, 2013 – DigitalOptics Corporation (DOC™), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) announced today that Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd (OPPO), a leading Chinese smartphone OEM, has placed the first mems|camTM volume production purchase order.
The mems|cam module provides speed, power, and precision advantages compared to VCM (voice coil motor) camera modules and enables highly differentiated features when coupled with DOC’s world-class software.
“We are proud to announce that OPPO and DOC are exclusive launch partners. OPPO will be the first smartphone OEM to incorporate mems|cam products in volume,” stated John Thode, president of DigitalOptics Corporation. “OPPO has an excellent premium brand in China as demonstrated by the September 23 launch of the innovative N1 Smartphone platform. Integrating mems|cam modules into OPPO’s best-in-class smartphones will bring an exciting computational imaging user experience that further delivers on OPPO’s brand promise.”
There has been speculation on who would be the first to bring the significant benefits of mems|cam to the mobile imaging market. Last week, several technology news blogs reported that mems|cam was first being brought to market in another smartphone platform. Those reports were inaccurate.
1. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
While tech giants like Apple and Samsung are sitting back and enjoying their profits, smaller companies like Oppo are actually doing some work.
2. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)
rude. cant you see samsung is making flexy phones for all of us! and apple is on their way to find a new design for their next model after two generations of having elongated their last one 4 years ago.
5. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Not sure if serious or sarcastic.
If not sarcastic, then:
a) Samsung's bendy screen phone is pointless, they're just trying to rush out half-baked products for the sake of being first.
b) Apple finding a new design? I doubt it, seeing as it's Apple, they'll probably change the radius of their corners by a few millimeters and market it as a "revolutionary design".
7. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Oh, ok then. You got me there for a sec. ;)
9. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)
sarcasm will never work on the internet :P
11. duder52 (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Yes, a flex panel that doesn't break when dropped is pointless. It's also pointless that they are so thin bigger batteries can be put into phones.
3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2791; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Google is unlucky here for not getting MEMS for Nexus 5 as Sammy was for OIS for their Note III.
Oppos is bringing something RAW here.
8. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
RAW maybe, But in theory Oppo N1 camera is much more superior than the Note 3 camera.
Sony 13MP Camera sensor with F/2.0 aperture and 6 lenses.
Long exposure up to 8 seconds.
dual LED flash and fujitsu image processor.
4. silver (Posts: 21; Member since: 02 Aug 2012)
too bad googel will not use that technology I wanted them to bring something new
10. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Oppo is the company that I want to see a nexus from.