Oppo is likely to come up with a device with a triple camera module with 10x optical zoom capability in the second quarter of 2019, i.e. between April and June.
We’re unknown about what the company will name the device but we’ll talk about its camera specifications here.
Out of the three camera modules, one is a 16mm ultra-wide camera (120°), the second is a 48MP sensor with focal length suspected around 28mm, while the third one is a telephoto lens with 160mm focal length (in 35mm. equivalent) that is capable of up to 10x zoom.
But there’s a catch, not all the manufacturers consider the ultra-wide angle camera to calculate the zoom range. And if we consider it, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro would have 5x zoom and the Samsung Galaxy S10+ would have 4.3x zoom capability.
If we dig into more technical stuff here, the telephoto lens is basically a periscope design with a prism, which reflects the incoming light by 90°, making the 160mm lens compact. Moreover, prism stabilizes images optically.
Similarly, the second camera on the device, i.e. the 48MP one also has the optical image stabilizer (OIS) that helps enhance the precision by 73% as compared to the older module.
Furthermore, Oppo has downsized its module to the old 5x zoom camera, thus got space to use the larger sensors to boot. The thickness decreased by 55% with the final result being 6.76mm only.
So, we’ll have to wait till the Q2 2019 to see how the device really turns out to be.