OPPO has announced the availability of its next-generation under-screen camera (USC) technology for smartphones. By merging hardware innovation with AI algorithms, the revolutionary solution surreptitiously places the front-facing camera behind the smartphone display while maintaining the integrity and uniformity of the entire screen, both during consumption and while in standby.
The new method tackles a number of technological and production difficulties that have impeded the development of under-screen camera technology since its beginnings. Breakthroughs include resolving concerns such as unequal display quality in the screen area above the under-screen camera, poor picture quality caused by the screen blocking the camera, and challenges with product reliability and lifespan.
Oppo claims that, unlike previous generations of under-screen cameras, which lowered the pixel density of the display immediately above the camera, it has maintained a consistent pixel density of 400 PPI across the entire screen.
This is made feasible by a new pixel architecture that decreases the size of each pixel. Furthermore, the amount of light that reaches the camera is enhanced by using a transparent, thinner wire material.
OPPO has also announced a novel solution based on proprietary screen technology in which each pixel circuit is accountable for only one pixel (“1-to-1”). When combined with their precise algorithmic compensation technique, they can precisely manage the chromaticity and brightness of the entire panel with a 2 percent variance.
The under-screen camera system can also provide display adjustment in the under-screen camera area of the screen, increasing the lifespan of the screen by up to 50%.
In March of this year, OPPO announced the regional debut of its Reno5 series of 5G smartphones in the UAE, which included the Reno5 Pro 5G, Reno5 5G, and Reno5 Z devices. The announcement also marked the regional debut of the OPPO Band, a smartwatch-sized device with a 2.5D curved AMOLED display of 1.1 inches.