Chinese smartphones are becoming increasingly popular. The Chinese show a lot of innovation and the devices usually simply provide a better price/quality ratio than that of the Koreans. Oppo is one of the Chinese manufacturers that has been selling its smartphones in Europe since last year. We have already seen several interesting models, such as the Oppo Find X, the RX17 Pro and the AX7 launched earlier this year. A recently published patent shows that Oppo intends to show more camera innovations this year.
Oppo smartphone with a triple camera
Halfway through last year, Guandong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications filed a design patent with the Global Design Database of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office). The design patent shows two camera configurations with a decorative ring.
The patent consists of 20 images, in which two models are explained. The first model has a dual camera with a flash – this model is comparable to the camera setup of the recently launched Oppo F11 Pro. The other model has not been applied before.
The second model has three cameras with a flash. This camera system is most likely used for a future Oppo smartphone model. For the time being, there is no Oppo smartphone available with a triple camera.
The company did show a smartphone with a triple camera on MWC 2019. This camera system will be used for the 10x Hybrid Zoom, which the company is developing.
However, the camera system that is patented does not seem to have a zoom lens. It has a square-shaped lens used for this, instead of round – as patented. So it seems that Oppo still has a smartphone in development with three cameras. Possibly the third lens will serve as a depth camera.
It is still unknown what kind of smartphone model it is. Within the cheap A-series and the high-end Find series, you will only find devices with a vertical setup. Oppo does use vertically placed camera systems for the F and R series. It is possible that the patented model is meant for this, but there is still a possibility.
Oppo will also unveil its new smartphone series this week; Oppo Reno. The Chinese manufacturer has now applied for five trademarks in Europe for Reno Pro, Plus, Zoom, Lite, and the Youth.
The Oppo Reno Lite was certified last week, this device will most likely be officially announced next Wednesday. In addition, a Reno telephone with an oblique pop-up camera will be introduced. Both devices have vertically placed camera system.
The smartphone with 10x zoom will probably be named Oppo Reno Zoom. Possibly the patented triple camera is meant for the Reno Pro or the Reno Plus. However, not much is known about these devices, the introduction of these models will probably take place at a later time. The top models are powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor, and the fast 5G network will also be supported.