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Improved OPPO sub-screen camera technology, prototype presented

Oppo Usc 2021 Prototype B

Much like its sister company, OnePlus, OPPO never seems to take hold. It soon enters the relatively young market for under-display camera phones. There are only a few OEMs that have introduced devices with such sub-screen or sub-screen cameras, so there is an opportunity to go big. OPPO has just announced a new generation of underscreen camera technology. It will be ready to deliver a more immersive full-screen experience, thanks to the efforts of the OPPO team in research and development, as well as by combining innovations in terms of algorithms and hardware.

OPPO’s new underscreen camera technology strikes a balance between camera and display quality. The selfie camera is discreetly placed under the screen. While it can be done by other brands, OPPO has managed to make photo quality consistent with most selfie shooters.

If you may remember, ZTE went ahead with an underscreen camera with the ZTE Axon 20. No notches or cutouts were used because the front camera was below. The point is, the picture quality was not that good. Just recently, ZTE released the Axon 30 with a new and improved underscreen camera solution.

Next-generation OPPO under-screen camera technology

As for OPPO, they are determined to offer a better under-screen camera solution. Improvements were made not only to the hardware, but also to the AI ‚Äč‚Äčalgorithms and structure design. The changes include transparent wiring, a new design and innovative pixel geometry. Expect a high-quality 400-PPI display across the screen.

Control of screen accuracy, color and brightness has also been improved. OPPO’s US research institutes have developed a new set of AI imaging algorithms. The algorithms include AWB, HDR, and diffraction reduction.

OPPO’s AI diffraction reduction model was “trained” using tens of thousands of images to control the problems. The results are more natural and clearer photos.

At the moment, no official phone uses the next-generation sub-screen camera. It works on one but at the moment we only see a prototype device.