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Oppo released a teaser of its innovative under-display, front-facing camera technology earlier this month, but today, they officially showcased it at Mobile World Congress Shanghai. Simply put, when you’re not using the camera, the screen looks normal with no notches or teardrops in sight, but if you look closely, you’ll see a highly-transparent material covering it. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on when we’ll see this in a mass-produced smartphone. Read more for a video and additional information.
“Oppo added that the under-screen camera itself also packs a larger sensor with bigger pixels, along with a larger aperture to get as much light as possible. This does mean a drop in resolution, and based on our quick comparison, there’s certainly room for improvement in terms of clarity and color accuracy. This is a little worrying, considering Oppo has already applied its algorithm fix on haze removal, HDR plus white balance, and it’ll have to put in extra effort here to meet its usual selfie standards,” reports Engadget.