OPPO today showcased it’s under display camera technology for smartphones at MWC Shanghai event. The company showcased the prototype of a phone that has selfie camera under the screen to offer the full-screen experience without any notch or whatsoever.
The company used an enhanced translucent panel material and advanced processing algorithms to take images with the under screen camera. To showcase the working technology, OPPO introduced a customized display and camera module.
OPPO Under Display Camera
The part of the display that is above the camera lens is made of unique highly-transparent material and it has redesigned pixel structure to make sure the transmission of light.
The light will not thoroughly pass through the screen and it will be lost. So, the actual light received by the under screen camera is less than half and thus the image captured by it loses color and details. To overcome this OPPO has used three algorithms.
— OPPO (@oppo) June 26, 2019
One is for haze removal, one for HDR that reduces overexposure and increases brightness and the third one is for white balance to ensure the best picture quality. However, since this is the prototype and the image quality right now is not so good.
The camera also comes with a large aperture, a big sensor, and large pixel size to fight any light refraction. The company said that it would also support several camera features including smart beauty and filters in the future.
OPPO hasn’t yet announced when we can expect the first phone with this technology. As per their press release, a smartphone with the under screen camera technology is expected to launch “in the near future”.