The first day of Oppo’s Inno Day has come to an end and we’ve seen several notable developments on stage with the new Air glass aR monocle and MariSilicon X NPU. In addition to these, Oppo also showcased its retractable rear camera prototype. The big breakthrough here is that Oppo managed to fit the large 1 / 1.56 inch 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor into an 8.26mm thick phone. One downside is that the sophisticated technology is only available after the camera is retracted, so it is unnecessary in its stationary position.
As for the use case of a mobile sensor, it allows a greater distance between the sensor and the real objective. The 50mm equivalent module offers 2x optical zoom that captures more detail from the flagship sensor compared to a regular telephoto module. Another added benefit comes from portraits which provide a more natural look and better separation of the subject and the hair.
Oppo also boasts a superior signal-to-noise ratio from its zoomed shots, which is especially useful for night shots. The whole machine and its movable tips are splash and dust resistant and can automatically retract in 0.6 seconds in the event of a fall. Oppo intends to bring this technology to its future devices, although we don’t have an actual timeline for when it might happen.