Uber HW Camera Scores #9: Oppo, Samsung
Samsung and Oppo find themselves in opposite sections of the mobile camera market in this update as we look at Oppo’s high-end and premium phones alongside Samsung’s mid-range and budget mobile cameras.At the high-end, the Oppo Find X3 Pro is going neck to neck against the OnePlus 9, but we have yet to see an Oppo score cross the 200 threshold, something that Xiaomi, OnePlus, and Samsung have. However, it […]
Uber HW Camera Scores #8: Budget Phones Update
Since we’ve added popular budget phone camera scores, it has been a while, so here they are, covering the sub-$199 to the sub-$499 market segment from the biggest names in the phone industry: Oppo, Samsung, Vivo, and Xiaomi.This update shows the tremendous rise of the mobile camera hardware quality in the lower segments of the mobile market. While high-end phones such as the Galaxy S21 Ultra have seen a relatively […]
Oppo Shows Off Its Own True Wireless Charging Technology
Earlier in January, Xiaomi and Motorola both took the wraps off their own true wireless charging technology, and it seems that Oppo doesn’t want to miss out on the fun as the company has since shown off its very own wireless charging technology as well. This was unveiled at the MWC Shanghai 2021 event where the company debuted the Oppo Wireless Air Charging technology.
OnePlus And OPPO Have Merged Their R&D Divisions
For those following the world of smartphones, there’s a very good chance that you might have heard of OnePlus and OPPO. Both are phone companies from China, and it seems that both companies have also recently announced that their R&D divisions have merged. So don’t be surprised if moving forwards, we will start seeing more similar features across both brands.
Uber HW Camera Scores #005: Sony XPERIA 1 II, Xiaomi Mi 10T, and More!
This week, we’re adding 14 new mobile camera hardware scores, from Sony phones that cost $1199 down to $160 for the Oppo A33 (2020) as we need to cover all price points if we are to help as many people as possible navigate the maze of camera options.
Oppo Shows Off A Concept Phone With A Rollable Display
In terms of flexible display technology, we know that displays that can be rolled up exist. In fact, LG started to sell its rollable TV this year, so we do know that such displays do exist and are possible to create, but what about putting such a display inside of a smartphone? That’s something that Oppo is looking into.
Despite US-China Tensions, Apple Was The Fastest Growing Brand In China
It is no secret that tensions between the US and China are at an all-time high, but it seems that despite the frosty attitudes both countries have against each other, Apple actually seems to be doing pretty well over in China. This is according to a report from Counterpoint Research where they found that Apple was the fastest growing smartphone brand in Q2 2020.
Oppo’s Fast Charging Tech Seemingly Degrades Batteries Faster
Fast charging tech has become commonplace in our smartphones today, take for example Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 5.0 that was recently announced. However, as is the case with fast charging technology, it can have an impact on your battery’s overall health, and it seems that Oppo’s tech seems to degrade batteries faster than they claim.
Oppo’s New Wireless Charging Tech Can Juice Up A Phone In 30 Minutes
Wireless charging has gained something of a bad rep due to the fact that for the most part, it tends to be slower compared to wired charging, especially with all the fast charging technology we’re seeing these days. However, over the years, we’ve seen various improvements being made to said tech, and Oppo could have a solution.
Oppo Will Start To Aggressively Develop Their Own Processors
Right now, the majority of smartphones still largely rely on Qualcomm for their chipsets. There are a handful of companies that have attempted to make their own chipsets, like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei, just to name a few, and now it looks like Oppo will start aggressively pursuing that strategy as well.
Oppo’s Evangelion Phone Is Perfect For Fans Of The Anime
We have seen themed smartphones in the past, where phone makers team up with movie studios to produce handsets themed around that particular movie. However, for the most part, it is usually just a new paint job and some wallpapers and media files, but we think Oppo might have taken things to the next level.
Oppo Teases Upcoming Smartwatch With Curved Screen, 3D Glass
Oppo has a new smartwatch in the works and in a tweet by the company’s VP, Brian Shen, he shared a teaser image of the upcoming device (which you can see in the image below). The teaser only shows part of the Oppo Watch but according to Shen, the device will come with a curved screen and also 3D glass.
Oppo's 'Waterfall Screen' Eliminates Side Bezels Entirely
Smartphone manufacturers, particularly those based in China, have been involved in a frantic race to lay claim to having the highest screen-to-body ratio on their devices. This has resulted in workarounds that involve holes in the display itself and pop-up cameras. Oppo is now doing something about side bezels. It has shown off the prototype “Waterfall Screen” which just about eliminates side bezels entirely.
Oppo Shows Off World's First Under-Screen Selfie Camera
Smartphone manufacturers have tried a number of ways to achieve a notchless-display. We have seen solutions which include pop-up mechanisms, rotating sliders, holes in the display and more. Oppo’s newest solution is something else entirely. It’s what the company calls the world’s first under-screen selfie camera.
Oppo Reinvents The Walkie-Talkie With Its New ‘MeshTalk’ System
Our smartphones these days allow us to make calls over WiFi in addition to using them normally over a cellular connection. However, the downside is that we will either need to have a cellular signal or be connected to the internet, although that is usually not very hard to do in this modern day and age.
Oppo Reno Flagship Smartphone Announced
Remember last month we shared a video in which it showed an alleged Oppo phone that came with a rather unique-looking popup camera? For those who might have been skeptical about the authenticity of the handset, it seems like it is pretty real as Oppo has since officially announced their new Reno flagship smartphone lineup.
Oppo Reno might have the most novel alternative to the notch ever
Not a fan of the notch? Don’t worry, it seems that not many companies are either and many have since been trying to come up with alternatives to them, but Oppo could have the most interesting and novel approach we’ve seen to date.
Ubergizmo’s Best of MWC 2019
Ubergizmo’s Best of MWC 2019Editor's Pick
With 5G and foldable phones entering the market in 2019, this year’s Mobile World Congress was full of excitement, but not all products are created equal, and some are more eye-catchy than others. Here’s what we think is worthy of your attention, in no particular order.
Oppo Foldable Phone Prototype Is Quite Similar To Huawei Mate X
With multiple manufacturers showing off foldable smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Oppo isn’t going to sit back and let its competitors hog the limelight. The company has shown off a prototype of its foldable smartphone today and if you’ve been following the news for a past couple of days, you’ll instantly see that it looks quite a lot like the Huawei Mate X which also happens […]
Oppo Details Its Upcoming 10x Zoom Camera For Smartphones
Unlike in the movies or TV shows, zooming in on a photo does not magically enhance its sharpness. If anything, zooming into a photo usually means more grainy and pixelated images. However companies like Oppo have decided to improve on camera zoom and at MWC 2019, the company detailed its upcoming smartphone camera with a 10x lossless zoom.