Chinese smartphone vendors have been at the forefront of the bezel-less smartphone campaign.
First, it was Xiaomi with the first ‘bezel-less’ smartphone called Xiaomi Mi MIX, then came Vivo with the under-display fingerprint scanner in a series of phones released in early 2018 and now we have Oppo, the first in the world with a working under-screen camera (USC) mechanism.
The tech has just been announced at the 2019 MWC Shanghai, becoming the latest from the company in a series of attempts to get rid of the components that make up the top bezel. Of course, we already know about the Oppo F11 Pro and its pop-up selfie camera and earlier, the company introduced the Oppo Find X with a sliding mechanism.
According to Oppo, the USC mechanism uses a special module with a transparent lens and to avoid instances of refraction, the camera sensor is large. Furthermore, the pixel structure of the screen has been redesigned to allow enough light to pass through.
Also, with the help of camera technologies like multi-frame HDR, defogging, and white balance correction, Oppo believes the new USC will be able to capture quality photos to match the standard selfie shooter.
As of this writing, all we have is a demo video of how the new USC mechanism works, but Oppo hasn’t said a thing regarding the mainstream availability of the tech.
— OPPO India (@oppomobileindia) June 26, 2019