The company just unveiled the world’s first under-display selfie camera ahead of MWC Shanghai. Yes, there was a small teaser earlier this month but now we finally know more.
According to the company, in order to achieve this, they had to cover the display with a custom transparent material featuring a redesign pixel structure through which light can reach the camera.
That means the sensor had to be larger than in other smartphones and feature a wider aperture lens as well.
In certain light conditions, the camera is slightly visible, as Engadget pointed out, but under most use cases all the users gets is a full touchscreen with no cutouts.
Oppo didn’t say when exactly we’ll be getting a phone with a camera camouflaged like this but, based on the company’s history, expect to see it this year.
The company said it plans to launch such a device “in the near future,” which could mean even this fall because Oppo usually doesn’t tease for very long.