Oppo showcased its retractable camera prototype at Inno Day 2021

The first day of Inno Day Oppo is over and we have seen some notable improvements on stage with the new Air Glass AR and MariSilicon X NPU monoculars. In addition, Oppo presented a prototype of a reversing camera.

The big opportunity here is that Oppo was able to fit a large 1 / 1.56-inch 50 megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor into an 8.26mm phone. One downside is that fancy technology is only available when the camera is retracted, rendering it useless in its fixed position. When using a motion sensor, there is a greater distance between the sensor and the actual lens.

The 50mm equivalent unit offers 2x optical zoom that captures more detail from the main sensor than a standard magnification unit. Another added benefit of portrait photography is a more natural look and better separation between subject and hair. Oppo also displays the highest signal-to-noise ratio of its zoom footage, which is especially useful for night shots.

The entire device and moving parts are splash and dust proof and automatically shrink if dropped within 0.6 seconds. Oppo plans to introduce this technology into its future devices, although we haven’t been given a real-time schedule for its appearance.