Like to use your phone to snap photos, but wish it had a better camera lens? No problem — just slap on an external lens with optical zoom and high quality optics.
Sony offers a line of lenses that connect to your phone over WiFi and NFC.
Now it looks like Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is preparing to launch its own wireless camera lens called the Oppo Smart Lens.
Pictures of the new Smart Lens showed up at Chinese micr0-blogging site Weibo, and they show a a lens with support for 10x optical zoom and the ability to pair with a smartphone via NFC.
This isn’t simply a lens that you place on top of your existing lens to add a telescope feature. Instead, it’s a standalone device that lets you bypass your built-in camera while still using your phone’s camera app to frame, save, edit, and share photos.