Mobile World Congress 2019 is going on in Shanghai and the Chinese smartphone manufacturers are leading to incredible technological innovations in the smartphones. Being one of them is Oppo. The globally known smartphone brand demonstrated a couple of ground-breaking technologies today at the event named Under-Screen Camera and MeshTalk. While the former is there to bid goodbyes to display notches, the latter is created to enable communication without the necessity of any radio network.
Everyone saw this tech coming since fingerprint sensors went under the front display and display notches also started vanishing. But did anyone expect it from OPPO? To recall, Oppo was one of the first smartphone manufacturers who introduced a small notch for the selfie cameras and then took initiative to get rid of the display notch with the help of a motorized front camera. Now, it seems like the Chinese smartphone manufacturer doesn’t want any of it. In an attempt to eliminate a display notch as well as a motorized component from a smartphone, the company showcased a much-anticipated tech called under-screen camera for selfie shooter at the MWC 2019 Shanghai.
According to Oppo, the feat was achieved by integrating a customized camera module with the screen. The module is manufactured with a “highly-transparent” material so that it can enhance light transmittance through the display to let the lens capture clear pictures. Moreover, the company has also developed an algorithm specifically for the module to improve white balance and to feature advanced haze removal.
With MeshTalk, Oppo introduced an exclusive communications technology that will allow users to send voice messages, text messages, and even make real-time voice calls without any cellular network, or Wi-Fi network, or any Bluetooth connectivity. As simple as it may sound, the company took communication chipset installed in the smartphones back to the drawing board and customized it to work over a longer distance with lower power consumption. The outcome? MeshTalk technology. This tech will allow Oppo users to have end-to-end communications in a distance of three kilometers without any sort of radio network.
Oppo claimed that MeshTalk tech will facilitate local area networks (LAN) between multiple Oppo devices in the future. This will not only increase chat and talk capabilities of the devices but will also support expand the range via signal relay technology. And this type of tech can be very critical in case of calamities and emergencies when radio networks usually fail.
The new technologies will allow the Chinese smartphone brand to manufacture true unibody smartphones with just all-screen front displays and nothing else as well as represent themselves as a savior in emergencies. However, unfortunately, OPPO did not reveal any release time for these two technologies, which means we have to wait.