Oppo brought the tease through its official Twitter account
The front-facing camera on smartphones started as a camera for video calls/conferences and now has become an evolution in the world of selfies. The questions often asked is how to best evolve the selfie camera.
Right now a notch atop the display is the most common way of incorporating a front camera while taking up minimal screen space.
In the race to provide users with ever more screen real-estate, smartphone manufacturers have worked hard to make their selfie cameras as unobtrusive as possible, implementing solutions such as notches, pinholes, and even mechanical pop-up cameras.
Oppo teases phone with a selfie camera built into the screen
Oppo brought the tease through its official Twitter account. “You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology,” the post read. In the video we can not see any picture, but, later the person simply puts his finger on the camera simply to show and prove that on the top of the smartphone screen there is a hidden camera, which is really fascinating.
The video was also posted by Oppo Vice President Brian Shen to Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter. He noted that it’s difficult to make in-screen cameras as effective as the shooters we have on our current phones, but that this is a worthy step in the right direction.
The Reno 6.4-inch OLED screen, also enjoys a notch-free screen, with its selfie lens attached to a pop-up camera. Oppo didn’t say when we’d see the in-screen camera on a buyable phone.
That said, the company has traditionally been known to fast-track its technological advancements and bring them to market quickly – so it’s possible that we may have this tech in our hands sooner rather than later.
It’s exciting to wait and watch on how future smartphones would like with this new under display selfie camera tech wherein OPPO would be the first OEM to make it