Oppo phone with 10x zoom camera will launch this spring

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Following the teaser from mid-January, today Oppo held an event just ahead of MWC to talk more about its upcoming 10x “lossless” camera zoom technology.

This will still be enabled by a triple-camera module, but now we know that from top to bottom, it’ll start with a 48-megapixel high-resolution main camera, followed by a 120-degree ultra-wide camera and a stealthy periscopic telephoto camera. Together, these cameras cover a range of 16mm to 160mm, hence the 10x zoom rating.

As mentioned last time, both the main camera and the telephoto camera come with optical image stabilization, and today we were told that the latter has a stabilization accuracy of up to 0.001445 degrees — apparently a 73-percent improvement over its 5x zoom counterpart, which is much welcomed.

Oppo is also quite proud of the fact that it’s managed to keep this triple-camera module to just 6.76mm thick, while also limiting its volume by packaging the autofocus motors for the top two cameras into one space. This tightly packed module means there’s less excuse for any missing feature — namely a headphone jack or NFC. We shall see.

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