Looks like OPPO is ready to launch its first phone that ditches the pop-up selfie camera for an in-display camera module. OPPO teased about this feature in a short video posted on Weibo by the company’s VP, Brian Shen that later got posted on Twitter via OPPO’s official handle.
In the video, a notch-free smartphone, probably a prototype is seen to be lying on a table on its back and once the camera app is launched, the screen shows a live view of the room despite the omission of a pop-up selfie camera. In the video, the demonstrator even hovers his finger over where the camera is supposedly hidden.
OPPO going with this route will ensure that people will not have to worry about the fragility of its future devices as is the case with the company’s phones rocking mechanical pop-up selfie cameras like the OPPO F11 Pro and the OPPO Find X.
“At this stage, it’s difficult for under-display cameras to match the same results as normal cameras, there’s bound to be some loss in optical quality. But, no new technology jumps to perfection right away.” Reads a follow-up post, according to Engadget.
Details about when OPPO is going to go ship this new camera module for phones set for consumers are still scarce. OPPO may go ahead and launch one later this year seeing that Vivo, their rival is already working on the same camera tech.
For those seeking the perfect, notchless smartphone screen experience – prepare to be amazed. 📲
You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology. RT! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/FrqB6RiJaY
— OPPO (@oppo) June 3, 2019
I am excited, are you?