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Over in India, smartphone maker Oppo is releasing its new "Reno2" series (stylized without a space), with a global launch planned sometime later. According to Oppo, the Reno2 models are about "unleashing creativity." It aims to accomplish that by giving users access to a quad-camera configuration with a 5X Hybrid Zoom. According to Oppo, the Hybrid Zoom feature allows users to get up and close personal with a subject. Oppo also touts an Ultra Dark Mode for taking clear shots at night, "even under nearly-no-light conditions." That would be a boon if true, considering low-light performance is something smartphone cameras have traditionally struggled with, albeit with a some standout models (like... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge popularized the notion of curved displays on smartphones, and the feature has proliferated on Android smartphones in the years that have followed. Oppo is taking the curved display concept to the extreme with what it is calling the Waterfall Screen. The curve of the display extends much further down along the sides of this smartphone concept at 88 degrees on both right- and left-hand sides. The immediate effect of the dramatic curvature is that when looked at directly from the front, it dramatically minimizes the appearance of the side bezels.  Oppo Waterfall Screen (R) One other consequence of this display arrangement is that there don't appear to be any buttons... Read more...
In the ongoing quest to offer a truly full-front display on a smartphone, Oppo just unveiled the first-ever selfie camera that sits underneath the screen of a handset. The design means not having to contend with a bezel or notch, or any of the existing alternatives, such as a motorized pop-up camera or punch-hole cutout. We have seen those latter implementations on phones like the Vivo V15 (pop-up camera) and Samsung's Galaxy S10 series (punch-hole implementation). And of course Apple has fully embraced the notch with its iPhone X family. Having a camera sit underneath the display, however, is the ultimate goal, or at least a giant step toward display utopia. Teased at Mobile World Congress Shanghai... Read more...
It's amazing how fast the industry is moving with regards to addressing selfie cameras and the increasing desire for minimal bezels on smartphones. The Essential Phone and iPhone X introduced us to notches in 2017, while we got slider mechanisms and punch-hole cutouts in 2018. This year, we've seen flip cameras from ASUS. Now, the rubber is really starting to hit the road with under-display selfie cameras, as witnessed by new technology demos from Chinese smartphone OEMs Oppo and Xiaomi. Oppo first showed off its new technology in a Weibo post that was first noticed by the folks at Engadget. The video was later posted to Twitter, and shows a prototype device with a full display... Read more...
Forget about recent leaks detailing Oppo's new Reno smartphone. The Chinese smartphone maker has now officially revealed its newest flagship phone, of which there are two versions initially—the 10X Zoom Edition and a Standard Edition model. There will also be a 5G model later on down the line. While similar overall, the 10X Zoom Edition is the higher-end model of the two that are immediately available. The 10X Zoom Edition sports a 6.6-inch display with a 2340x1080 resolution powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with an Adreno 640 GPU and 6GB or 8GB of RAM. It also has 128GB or 256GB of onboard storage, which users can expand by way of a microSD card slot. The Standard Edition... Read more...
Is 2019 the year of the “foldable” smartphone? It will be if Oppo has anything to say about it. Oppo’s latest patent reveals a foldable phone with no bezels and a unique pop-up camera. Rumor has it that Oppo will officially announce the device by the end of 2019. Renderings of Oppo's Foldable Smartphone-- Image from Let's Go Digital Oppo recently filed a patent with the European Trade Mark and Design Network (TMDN). Oppo has not disclosed anything about the device’s specs, but their patent reveals a few interesting features. First, the device includes an incredibly streamlined design and appears to be bezel-less. Second, the phone includes a pop-up camera. The device includes... Read more...
If one thing is for sure, recent home TV and movies services market changes have been seismic. Over the years we have gone through Beta, VHS, laser discs, DVDs, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, but nothing has reshaped the home entertainment landscape like streaming video. Each time a new form factor for delivering movies in the home launches, the old form factors have eventually gone extinct and it appears that Blu-ray may be the next format to die off. Samsung has announced that it is not going to produce any new Blu-ray players for the U.S. market. Samsung announced that no new 1080p or 4K Blu-ray players would be produced for the U.S. and the new announcement gives more detail than an earlier statement by... Read more...
An Oppo invite is making the rounds that wants people to tune in on January 16. We won't know precisely what the event is about until tomorrow, but rumors point to technology that is an evolution of tech that Oppo showed off back in 2017 at MWC. That tech was for a slick 5x optical zoom system that uses a prism. That fancy prism was able to bend the light 90-degrees allowing the lens for the zoom function to be horizontal across the device to overcome the packing constraints of thin smartphone designs. As cool as that zoom tech was, Oppo never put it into a commercially available smartphone. That may be changing with rumors pointing to a refined version of that tech making its debut at tomorrow's... Read more...
Oppo's Find X smartphone launched during the summer, and it had a very attractive design that eschewed the notch design that the iPhone X popularized (and was quickly followed by many others). Instead, the Find X got around the need for a notch by using a motorized, pop-up camera that hid away when not needed. A new version of that smartphone has been tipped by a TENNA (the Chinese equivalent of the FCC) listing, and it will have a feature that is a world first. The TENNA listing that surfaced shows that a new Find X version will have 10GB of RAM inside along with 256GB of storage space. Ice Universe discovered the listing and shared via Twitter. Many smartphone users will automatically wonder,... Read more...
It was just a few short months ago when OnePlus launched its current flagship Android smartphone: the OnePlus 6. As one might expect with a high-end Android device in 2018, it came equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage and a notched display. The company is back it again, this time with the looming release of the OnePlus 6T. We've heard plenty of rumors about the OnePlus 6T over the past month, culminating with a leaked shot of the retail box for the smartphone. Now, however, OnePlus has actually confirmed one of the rumored features for the smartphone: an in-display fingerprint reader. We've seen such technology from... Read more...
5G is coming, and OEMs are already preparing next-generation smartphone designs that will take advantage of the follow-up to 4G LTE technology. The latest is Oppo, which has completed its initial 5G testing with a modified version of the R15 smartphone. The smartphone was fitted with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon X50 5G modem, and testing was complaint with the 3GPP Release 15 NSA standard. Using this standard, the Oppo R15 with the Snapdragon X50 can access 10MHz bandwidth of LTE (Band 5) and 20Hz bandwidth 5G NR (n78 Band). With the data and knowledge that is has learned from these initial trials, Oppo says that it is on track to deliver its first 5G smartphones in 2019. Oppo isn't alone,... Read more...
Oppo's next flagship phone could potentially end up with more RAM than many mainstream PCs, or at least the ones that ship with 4GB or 8GB of system memory. The upcoming R17 might have them beat with a whopping 10GB of RAM. That would be the most amount of RAM of any smartphone date, even those by the biggest players. Interesting enough, it's actually the smaller smartphone players that have shoehorned the most amount of RAM in a smartphone. Both Razer and ASUS offer 8GB of RAM in their respective gaming phones, and you can also find 8GB in handsets like the OnePlus 5T, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Special Edition, Asus ZenFone AR, and ZTE Nubia Z17. Major players like Apple, Samsung, and LG have less (the... Read more...
Oh display notch, how we barely knew thee. The iPhone X introduced the masses to the display notch on smartphone. Shortly after, Android manufacturers broke out their copying machines to implement similar designs on their flagships. Now, however, some rather inventive OEMs are looking past the stopgap notch in an effort to deliver smartphones that further maximize the amount of screen real estate available to users. The latest of these phones is the Oppo Find X, which packs in a massive 6.4-inch 1080+ OLED display (92.25 percent screen-to-body ratio) with no display bezels or notches. But how does Oppo manage to account for the front-facing selfie camera? Well in this case, there is... Read more...
Analysts are hitting Apple and its suppliers hard this week, alleging that shipment forecasts for the high-end iPhone X smartphone have been slashed for Q1 2018. The reduced shipping forecast comes on the heels of lackluster demand for the high-end smartphone at the end of the holiday shopping season. Analyst Zhang Bin from Sinolink Securities Co. issued a report on Monday that claims shipments might be as low as 35 million units for the quarter. That would make sales 10 million units under the prediction for the quarter. Zhang wrote, "After the first wave of demand has been fulfilled, the market now worries that the high price of the iPhone X may weaken demand in the first quarter." Zhang isn’t... Read more...
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