The company has made several technological breakthroughs to enhance its under-screen camera tech.
OPPO was among the primary OEMs to showcase an under-display camera technology for smartphones back in 2019. the corporate has now showcased its third-gen under-display camera technology.
The company has solved several issues with under-screen cameras through various technological advancements and breakthroughs, all to deliver better imaging quality and an immersive full-screen experience.
Technological Advancements to Improve Under-Screen Camera Experience
Under-display cameras in their current form cannot deliver an equivalent image quality as a daily selfie camera on smartphones. However, OPPO is trying to shut this gap to the maximum possible with its latest iteration of under-display camera technology. the corporate has come up with an innovative new structure design and proprietary AI algorithms for this.
There’s a replacement pixel geometry that shrinks the “size of every pixel without decreasing the number of pixels to make sure a 400-PPI high-quality display even within the camera area.” OPPO has also replaced the normal screen wiring with a transparent material that’s 50 percent slimmer than existing solutions.
OPPO has developed a replacement 1-to-1 pixel circuit solution where a one-pixel circuit drives one pixel on display within the camera area. This helps ensure that the uniformity of the display brightness is maintained, with OPPO reporting a deviation of about 2 percent.
Coupled with other optimizations, OPPO claims it’s managed to extend the display lifespan by up to 50 percent.
AI Algorithms to Improve Image Quality
OPPO uses several proprietary AI algorithms—diffraction reduction, HDR, and AWB—to work around the technical limitations of under-display cameras. These AI algorithms will help reduce blurry images and glare and permit the under-screen camera to capture more natural-looking photos.
In a nutshell, OPPO’s third-gen under-screen camera technology fixes inconsistent display quality and improves display reliability. In addition, it fixes the poor and blurry image quality caused by the display obstructing the camera.
Phones With Under-Screen Camera Are the Future
OPPO doesn’t clarify if it intends to launch a smartphone utilizing its third-gen under-display camera technology. the corporate, however, promises to further develop this technology, with its ultimate goal being to bring a “more immersive, true full-screen under-screen camera system” to its customers worldwide.
ZTE is thus far the sole company to possess launched a smartphone with an under-display camera. Samsung is additionally rumored to launch the Galaxy Z Fold 3 later this month with an under-screen camera. Going by all the advancements during this area, phones with under-display cameras could become mainstream within the next few years.