Together, these three cameras supposedly enable a seamless transition from 1x the way to 10x zoom, with the main shooter and the periscope further enhanced with optical image stabilization. Added to this solution drastically reduces the thickness of the entire camera module, though it has yet to disclose figures. What we do know is that this tech is now ready for mass production, but it's now on when we'll see it on a phone. We'll hear more when Oppo demos this tech at MWC next month.
The idea of integrating a periscope into a smartphone isn't new. Even before Oppo's earlier 5x hybrid zoom design, ASUS had a 3x optical zoom periscope in its ZenFone Zoom, though our very own Chris Velazco wasn't a fan of the image quality due to the choice of sensor. Hopefully Oppo's implementation won't let us down.