OPPO today introduced the 3rd generation under-display camera solution. This may soon be adopted in commercial smartphones. The new under-display camera builds on the underlying OPPO laid out on previous models, ensuring better selfie camera performance and a distracting display.
OPPO was one of the first smartphone OEMs to introduce under-display camera technology in 2019. However, while other manufacturers have already brought under-display camera solutions to market, OPPO has not yet launched a phone with an under-display self camera. It may change soon as OPPO’s new 3rd generation solution looks more promising.
Prototype phone with OPPP’s next-generation USC
OPPO’s latest under-display cameras use several innovative technologies to overcome the hurdles faced by other manufacturers.The company is focusing on next-generation USC (underscreen camera) technology “We will slightly reduce the size of each pixel without reducing the number of pixels, ensuring a high quality display of 400 PPI even in the camera area.” It also uses transparent screen wiring that is 50% wider than traditional wiring to provide a better visual experience.
A small pixel above the camera at the bottom of the screen
In addition, the new USC solution features a single pixel circuit that drives each pixel, giving you precise control over screen chromaticity and brightness with a deviation of only 2%. This makes it impossible for the user to see the difference in brightness or color between the part of the screen in front of the camera and the other part. The one-to-one pixel architecture, along with the burn-in prevention algorithm, extends screen life by 50% compared to previous solutions.
In addition to enhancing the screen in front of the camera, OPPO’s next-generation USC uses a unique AI algorithm to improve the quality of the images captured by the camera. AI diffraction reduction, AWB, and HDR algorithms ensure that the image captured by the underdisplay camera is superior to the image captured by the previous solution.
At this time, OPPO does not share plans to introduce next-generation under-display cameras to mass-produced smartphones. However, the new solution successfully solves some of the key issues faced in previous iterations, so the company may soon include it in production smartphones. We will let you know as soon as it happens.