Recently it was reported that OPPO could be working on a phone that could feature 10x zoom. Previously the company had launched a smartphone that was capable of 5x lossless zoom, so 10x is quite a step up. However it seems that in the future, OPPO might need to start finding a new supplier.
This is because according to the rumors, Samsung could be interested in acquiring Corephotonics, an Israeli-based company that was actually responsible for helping OPPO develop its 5x lossless zoom camera module. Presumably this acquisition will allow Samsung to beef up its portfolio and the features that its smartphones offer.
As it stands, Corephotonics’ latest product is a camera module capable of 25x zoom which is actually pretty insane. No word on when Samsung plans on closing this deal or if both companies are currently in talks since nothing official has yet to be said, so it’s probably best to take it with a grain of salt for now.
That being said, we can’t say that this move comes as a surprise. While Samsung’s smartphones have been known to put out pretty decent quality photos, other companies such as Google and Huawei have managed to catch up in very big ways, so for the company to bolster its camera efforts makes sense.
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