A new under-screen camera technology from Oppo has been introduced, which the company describes as the “next generation.”
Even though this is not the first time Oppo has spoken about cameras that are hidden behind screens, the company believes that this is a significant step forward.
Oppo said at a presentation that its new USC technology will allow cameras to capture selfies without sacrificing image quality, a problem that has plagued the previous under-screen cameras on phones such as the ZTE Axon 30, which is already available.
Because Oppo is employing fewer pixels in its next-generation USC technology, it will be feasible to capture photos of high quality.
Smaller pixels result in pictures with greater clarity and detail. Notches and punch-holes are no longer considered abominations and can often go unnoticed, but the technology developed by the Under screen camera will lead the way for what cameras will become in the future.
Furthermore, hiding a camera behind a screen so that it is not visible is a difficult task that manufacturers such as Oppo are working on.
According to Oppo, the USC technology will create no visible distinction between the part of the screen that has a camera underneath it and the majority of the screen.
Almost every instance of under-screen camera technology now in use leaves evidence on the surface of the region where the camera is located, and when you look at the display, for example, when watching a movie, that particular piece of the screen appears to be out of place.
That is about to change because of Oppo’s USC technology, which “creates a far more immersive visual experience.”
Oppo also presented a picture of a prototype that makes use of this technology to bolster the credibility of its claim.
This prototype has an ebook reader open in full-screen mode, and there is no way to detect that there is a camera hidden behind the top portion of the screen.
When in ebook reading mode, the screen’s refresh rate and texture alter to create the appearance of a rough and woody book, and it appears like Oppo has done a fantastic job of finding a way to effectively conceal the camera lens.
This prototype’s selfie camera was also demonstrated, with images captured by Oppo showing up on a screen.
While the photos do include some artifacts, they are noticeably better than the images captured by the ZTE Axon 30.
Even though Oppo hasn’t provided many specifics regarding these camera samples, it’s a bold statement to make, especially after failing to deliver on its initial promise.
Oppo was one of the first smartphone brands to demonstrate under-screen camera technology, which was introduced in 2019.
It has been more than two years, and that technology has still not materialized in the form of a phone. ZTE, on the other hand, has already released two phones that have cameras hidden behind the screen.
Even the camera quality on ZTE’s phones isn’t quite up to par, users can still get a firsthand feel for what it’s like to have an unseen camera attached to their phone.