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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 […]
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.
OPPO's 10X Optical Zoom: How It WorksEditor's Pick
10X zoom would allow you to capture vivid moments when it is impossible to get closer to the subject, whether it is wildlife, a concert or some other public event.
OPPO has been releasing several different lineups of smartphones over the years, ranging from their F-series and R-series. Unfortunately for those who might be a fan of the R-series, it seems that OPPO could be done with that lineup as hinted at by OPPO’s Vice President Shen Piren who suggested that we might not be seeing a new R-series smartphone this year.
While companies such as Samsung are finding alternatives to the notch design in smartphones, OPPO found a solution of their own in the popup camera with the OPPO Find X that was launched last year. It seems that the company loves the idea and could be sticking with it, thanks to a tweet by Ishan Agarwal (via XDA Developers).
If there is a trend that we’re starting to see emerge this year it would be that smartphones are going to start using hole-in displays. This is the “answer” to the notch design which some feel is quite ugly, and the hole-in display is meant to be a neater solution. For the most part it is where the front-facing camera will be housed, but could it be used for more […]