Leaked press invites have leaked on Weibo for an Oppo event that will take place in Beijing, on January 16
The invite only shows the number 10, but does not give out a lot of details about what’s coming. Even so, pretty much everyone assumes that we will finally meet Oppo’s 10x Hybrid Optical Zoom Technology.
Back in 2017, the company introduced its 5x lossless zoom technology during the Mobile World Congress that took place in Barcelona. The 5x setup, which is the one we know more about, features a 5P lens with a 90-degree angular prism that guides the light to a camera sensor positioned vertically.
The OIS unit is placed at the other end, which helps it all work out even when the zoom has been maxed out.
Unfortunately, the 5x zoom feature is not yet available on any phones the company has on the market so we can expect that whatever device Oppo will showcase during the event will only be a prototype.