OPPO today announced its next generation under-display camera technology. The innovation allows for a seamless display with no punch holes and notches to distract you.
Now in its third iteration, the company has improved not only the screen quality, but the camera quality as well. OPPO was able to resolve several issues, including inconsistent display quality in the screen area above the under-screen camera, poor image quality caused by obstruction of the camera by the screen, and issues with product reliability and lifespan.
OPPO’ s under-display camera technology introduces several innovations:
- The company developed an innovative pixel geometry where the pixels of the display above the camera area was shrunk, ensuring 400 PPI quality.
- They also replaced the traditional screen wiring with an innovative transparent wiring material that results in a much finer display quality and smoother visual experience.
- They developed a new proprietary screen technology that uses one pixel circuit to drive one pixel or 1-to-1. The current industry standard is 1-to-2. Combined with OPPO’s precise algorithmic compensation technology, 1-to-1 allows the brightness of the entire screen to be precisely controlled with a deviation of about 2%. It also offers a more accurate display of smaller fonts and better preservation and representation of textural details and colors.
- OPPO’s 1-to-1 technology is able to improve the reliability and lifespan of the screen by up to 50%.
As for the camera itself, OPPO developed a series of imaging AI algorithms that work to reduce the negative effects of having a sensor under the screen, such as blurry images and image glare. According to OPPO, they trained the AI with thousands of images to control the problems, allowing for clearer and more natural-looking images.
At this point, it is unclear when we’ll see the technology on actual retail devices. But the wait may well be worth it for those who want a true full-screen display.