Oppo launches Reno 2 smartphone family (quad cameras plus a pop-up selfie cam)

The Oppo Reno 2, Reno 2 Z, and Reno 2 F smartphones will go on sale in India in September, with prices starting at around $415 for a line of phones with large AMOLED displays, a pop-up selfie camera, four rear cameras, and a 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging support. But there are some […]

Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo partner to make device-to-device file sharing simple

Apple’s AirDrop offers a simple way to share photos, documents, and other files from an iPhone to another nearby iOS device. Just hit the share icon, select the user you want to send to, and Apple will set up a device-to-device transfer. Google attempted to launch something similar called Android Beam way back in 2011 […]

Smartphones with 64MP cameras coming soon (and 108MP eventually)

The megapixel wars have returned. There are a handful of smartphones on the market with cameras capable of capturing images up to 48MP. But soon the first phones with 64MP cameras will be available. Chinese phone makers Xiaomi and Oppo are racing to announce the first smartphones with 64 megapixel cameras, with Xiaomi introducing the […]

Oppo’s “Waterfall Screen” wraps around the sides of a smartphone

A few days after Ice Universe teased an upcoming Vivo smartphone with a curved glass display and a screen-to-body ratio of “over 100%,” Oppo has begun showing images and photos of a phone that appears to have a similar design. That’s not surprising, since Oppo and Vivo are both subsidiaries of Chinese tech company BBK. […]

Oppo demonstrates the first under-screen smartphone camera

As expected, Oppo is showing off one of the first smartphone camera systems that hides the camera behind the display rather than requiring a cut-out, bezel, or pop-up camera. The new solution could allow for bezel-free smartphones of the future that have no moving parts, but which still let you make video calls or snap […]

Smartphones with cameras hidden in the display could be coming soon

Smartphone bezels have gotten slimmer in recent years as device makers move closer to offering a phone with nothing but a display on the front. But where do you put the front-facing camera on an all-screen smartphone? Over the past few years we’ve seen solutions ranging from notches and holes in the display to pop-up […]

Realme X is a $220 smartphone with an AMOLED display, 48MP camera (for China)

Chinese phone maker Oppo sells a line of cheaper phones under its Realme brand… but the company’s new Realme X packs some surprisingly premium features into a low-cost handset. The phone features a 6.5 inch, FHD+ AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, a 16MP pop-up style selfie camera, and an in-display fingerprint sensor, and […]

Oppo’s folding smartphone protoype looks awfully familiar

Smartphones with foldable OLED displays are still pretty new, and so far all of the companies that have unveiled one have taken different approaches to how their phones should look (and even how they fold). But I guess that was too good to last. Oppo VP Brian Shen has posted some images to Chinese social […]

Oppo smartphone with 10x zoom coming in Q2, 2019

Chinese phone maker Oppo says it’s developed a camera system that will bring 10x lossless zoom to smartphones. But you can’t buy one just yet. Oppo used its Mobile World Congress press event to explain how it’s new camera will work… and to explain that you’ll be able to the first phone with its 10x […]