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OPPO is starting MWC Shanghai 2019 with a huge announcement – the debut of its first under-screen camera module, which enables a new level of full screen experience – no notches, no motorized mechanisms.

The new technology uses a customized display and camera module, the part of the screen that’s above the lens uses a unique and highly-transparent material with redesigned pixel structure, which ensures optimal transmission of light. The camera on the other hand, uses a combination of a large aperture, a big sensor, and a greater pixel size to counter any light refraction.

To address the issue of having a solid material on top of the lens, OPPO used three highly complex algorithms – one for white balance, wherein they made adjustments and calibrated the color against any light sources that may obstruct the image. The second one is for HDR, which reduces overexposed highlights and increases brightness in shadows. Lastly, there’s the Haze Removal algorithm, which directly tackles the issue of having a material above the lens, basically increasing the sharpness of the image.

Here’s a look at the technology in action, by TechZG on YouTube:

OPPO aims to launch this technology in the near future. No definite date yet, but that’s understandable as it’s basically still in its infant stages, bound to be refined.

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