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Oppo shows off its 10x lossless zoom at MWC 2019


Oppo reveals specifications for its 10x optical zoom lens module, which it says will be in a consumer phone before mid-2019.

Oppo had already announced that it would show off its 10x optical zoom lens innovation as part of its MWC "Innovation Event" in Barcelona, and that's precisely what it did.

It's developed a 3-lens module, including a 48MP main sensor, along with a 123 degree wide angle lens, and of course that 10x telephoto lens.

Oppo previously showed off a 5x optical zoom lens array back in 2017, but that's a product that never surfaced in an actual commercial Oppo device.

"With all 3 lenses we can cover the wide range of focal lenses from 16mm to 160mm seamlessly," said Chuck Wang, Product Manager at Oppo.

As with its previously announced 5x optical zoom lens, Oppo's solution uses a periscope-style array of lenses, which is says it's managed to do with a 6.76mm thick lens. It's a lens, Oppo says, that's essentially as thick as that in the Oppo R17 Pro.

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    The primary and ultra wide camera lenses feature a shared autofocus module, giving Oppo even more space to use for the telephoto lens. Oppo says it's a 73% improvement over the prior Oppo 5x optical zoom for stabilisation purposes.

    Oppo says that it is now ready to go into mass production with the new module. It will appear in a product to launch in the second quarter of 2019, but Oppo didn't reveal any details such as name or specifications for its new phone.

    Oppo also used its event to formally launch its first Oppo 5G phone, which will come to both Telstra and Optus this year.

    For more news from MWC 2019, check out our MWC 2019 news hub.

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