Will OnePlus 7 camera feature 10X hybrid optical zoom?

Will OnePlus 7 camera feature 10X hybrid optical zoom?
Even though Oppo and OnePlus have the same corporate parent, not everything Oppo includes in its phones ends up on OnePlus handsets. Still, there is a chance that we could see the inclusion of a 10X hybrid optical zoom on the OnePlus 7, or a future OnePlus model. Based on a leaked invitation, on Wednesday January 16th, Oppo will unveil  new phones that are rumored to include such a feature.

The invite for the event, spotted by My Smart Price (via Android Authority) shows the number 10, which could be a hint about the optical zoom. Speculation has this feature first appearing on the Oppo F19 and Oppo F19 Pro.

The technology used for the 10X hybrid optical zoom is expected to be similar to the 5X lossless zoom technology that Oppo displayed at MWC in 2017 (see image at the top of this article). This requires the camera to be mounted sideways inside the phone. A camera lens is placed inside a component that acts like a periscope, and a prism is used to bend the light by 90 degrees. This results in the high optical zoom effect.

The currently available OnePlus 6T is equipped with a dual camera system that uses software to create a 2X zoom effect. Early this year, the company is expected to start a new line, with a brand new design, for its first 5G compatible handset. In addition, the OnePlus 7 is also expected early in 2019. Will either model feature a camera system offering 10X hybrid optical zoom? Stay tuned.

Leaked invitation hints at 10X hybrid optical zoom feature for new Oppo phones to be unveiled on January 16th

Leaked invitation hints at 10X hybrid optical zoom feature for new Oppo phones to be unveiled on January 16th

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5 Comments

1. antmiu2

Posts: 548; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Id perfer a high quality ultra wide cam

2. LEEDAQ

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

just add 3.5mm ffs, they are adding stupid thing to raise their price again

3. emjoigently

Posts: 129; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

I'll take the lossless zoom, either with lenses or Google software wizardry. Plenty of outdoor situations were I wish I could get closer.

4. perry1234

Posts: 605; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I would prefer lossless zoom (especially 10x of it), but then OP has never been known to introduce any path breaking features except its price-performance ratio.

5. osterrich21

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Yes, they will. Of the Chinese, I expect everything.

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