OPPO announces world's 1st under-screen camera phone

OPPO announces world's 1st under-screen camera phone

Rishabh Pachory

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO on Wednesday unveiled the world's first under-screen camera phone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 event in Shanghai, China. This comes as part of the company's initiative to make phones more future proof and add new tech in the ever evolving smartphone industry.

By integrating the front camera and the screen, under-screen display solution provides users with a complete view, an immersive screen and an integrated body. This is the future that we had all been waiting for and now it finally seems to be here.

The latest under-screen display solution features a customized camera module that captures more light; zoning control is employed on the screen, together with "highly-transparent" material that enhances transmittance of light through the screen, the company said in a statement. Unlike the notches or punch hole cameras, this one will allow the screen to be uninterrupted by any sort of blemish on the display.

"OPPO is committed to product and technology innovation that creates a more immersive and comprehensive experience for users," said Qiao Jiadong, Product Manager at OPPO. In the past, OPPO has been at the top of their game and have released a few groundbreaking products in the past.

"USC and MeshTalk are part of OPPO's vision for the future that we hope will promote the industry's technological evolution from zero to one. We also view our technological innovation as a way to expand the imagination while opening up a wide range of application scenarios," Jiadong added.

The company also announced MeshTalk technology which is a proprietary decentralized communication technology that enables the transmission of texts, voice messages and real-time voice calls between OPPO devices within a range of three kilometres without cellular networks, WiFi or Bluetooth.

We are glad to see that these new technologies are coming up real fast. Only recently we saw a shift from 16:9 aspect ratio phones to 18:9 and now, even notches are becoming a thing of the past.