10x optical zoom and in-display finger scanning that works all over the screen showcased by Oppo

10x optical zoom and in-display finger scanning that works all over the screen showcased by Oppo
Just as expected, the Chinese phone juggernaut Oppo took the stage in Beijing this afternoon to demonstrate two exciting new technologies that could be making their way in future phones.

Back at MWC 2017, it demonstrated for us 5x optical zoom on a phone prototype, done by using a periscope-style lens inside the body. Today it doubled the abilities of said technology to 10x hybrid optical zoom, "covering from super wide angle to telephoto" this time around, and employing dual optical image stabilization throughout the kit for clearer shots.

Thankfully, Oppo said that the 10x zoom tech is in a commercial stage already and ready for mass production. Hey, it's their 10th anniversary, after all, so why not offer 10x zoom! The company will be showcasing its abilities at the MWC expo next month and we will be there to test it for you.

Another cool new tech that Oppo demonstrated during its keynote today is what Synaptics, the granddaddy of all things 3D Touch-y and biometric-y, used to call Phase 3 of "under-glass" fingerprint readers: 


After all, the Holy Grail of such scanning is that you can apply your digit anywhere on the screen and still get it recognized. Oppo's biometric demo is not quite there yet, but it still enlarges the active area where your thumb's print can be recognized 15x, compared to regular scanners, making it inherently easy to unlock your phone without even looking down.

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12 Comments

1. BCMWorld

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

I like Oppo's courage, to the right direction

2. surethom

Posts: 1535; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Finally really zoom to ditch my compact camera with 10x zoom

10. Brewski

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Asking honestly, what is so important about 10X optical zoom? Why do you need to zoom in so much?

6. someguy2261

Posts: 210; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

I read it on some other tech site it might be in oneplus 7, and if that's the case I'm buying this phone

7. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 82; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

Apple and Samsung eating the dust of Chinese innovation. What a time to be alive.

12. LawnBoy

Posts: 37; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Don't pat yourself on the back too much. The technology in this 10x zoom comes from an Israeli company which is now owned by Samsung. Yep, it's Samsung tech in there.

8. monoke

Posts: 1097; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Finally. No more 5 or 6 cameras on the back making the phone look like it went thru a drive by shooting.

9. tedkord

Posts: 16975; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This is the dream. Just get rid of that teardrop.

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