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 […]
Recent rumors had suggested that Oppo was working on a 10x optical zoom system for smartphones. The company has confirmed this much itself. It is indeed developing a smartphone camera system that has a 10x zoom lens. It will be similar to the 5x zoom prototype that Oppo unveiled a few years back, one that never made it to an actual smartphone.
There are a few smartphones on the market that can handle 2x optical zoom at best. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one such device. China-based Oppo seems to be gearing up to launch a new system in the near future which would provide a staggering 10x optical zoom on a smartphone. This may very well be the world’s first 10x optical zoom system for a mobile device.
If bezel-less smartphones were the major design trend this year, it appears that foldable smartphones will be all the rage in 2019. We already know that companies like Samsung and Huawei will be launching their foldable smartphones next year. Add Oppo to the list as well. The Chinese smartphone maker has said that it will reveal more about its foldable smartphone plans at MWC 2019.
It seems that Samsung won’t be alone in launching a foldable smartphone in the future. According to a recently discovered by patent by the folks at Mobielkopen, it seems that Oppo might have plans to launch a similar device as well, where for the most part it seems to follow the concept that most foldable smartphones follow.
Smartphone manufacturers are often caught cheating on benchmark tests and this time it appears that Oppo has been caught doing the same. UL Benchmark, the company behind popular testing software 3DMark, has found that two of Oppo’s smartphones produce “artificially high and misleading” benchmark scores. That is why it has delisted the Oppo Find X and F7.
Major manufacturers like Samsung may not have moved to display-based fingerprint sensors but some Chinese manufacturers won’t be waiting for them. We have already seen companies like Oppo bring this technology to market. Oppo has now released a new device which is perhaps the most affordable smartphone on the market with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Oppo K1 has been announced and it costs roughly $230.
Chinese manufacturers have a habit of pushing specs for their handsets that may seem outrageous on paper but it’s one of the reasons why they have been able to quickly create space for themselves in Asia where this can be used as a marketing tool. Oppo appears to be gearing up to launch a variant of its Find X smartphone with a whopping 10GB of RAM.
With the smartphone industry having firmly adopted the bezel-less and notched display trends, it appears that the foldable form factor is the next in line. We have long heard rumors that Samsung has a foldable smartphone in the pipeline. The company is expected to release it next year and recent reports suggest that Huawei wants to beat Samsung to market with a foldable smartphone. It may not be the only […]
The amount of RAM we’re starting to see in smartphones these days is increasing. Of course whether or not we need so much RAM is up for debate, but from a marketing perspective it definitely sounds good to advertise a phone that features 8GB of RAM versus a competitor who might only offer 4GB or 6GB.
Huawei has long released Porsche editions of its flagship smartphones and now it’s not the only Chinese smartphone manufacturer that has teamed up with a luxury car brand. Oppo has announced its partnership with Lamborghini and unveiled the Oppo Find X Lamborghini edition. The Find X is the company’s latest flagship smartphone that has a full-screen display and a pop-up camera. The Lamborghini is special as it features Super VOOC […]
While Android OEMs are embracing the display notch en masse, a couple of manufacturers based in China are showing the world that it’s possible to have a full-screen display on a smartphone if you’re willing to get creative with the camera placement. After the Vivo Nex, the Oppo Find X is another full-screen smartphone with an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 percent. The display stretches all the way to the […]
Samsung has a near monopoly in the smartphone OLED panel market and happens to be the biggest supplier of OLED panels for mobile devices. Samsung’s own smartphones have helped popularize these panels and it already supplies them to other manufacturers as well. According to a new report, China-based Oppo is now sourcing Samsung’s curved ‘Edge’ OLED panels for its smartphones as well.
What will the upcoming OnePlus 6 look like? According to recent rumors it has been suggested that the phone could come with a notch in its display, but now it looks like the design of the phone might have been revealed, although interestingly enough the design of the phone is actually that of another device.