Smartphone technology is constantly evolving, and companies keep adding new features to stay one step ahead in the competition. One such thing is the onboard cameras. Most modern smartphones are now having multiple cameras that offer different features and provide some extra capabilities. We’ve already seen ultra-wide-angle cameras, depth sensors, telephoto cameras, macro shooters, and now… a microscope camera? Interestingly, the new Oppo Find X3 Pro features a “microlens sensor with up to 60z zoom” capabilities. The next-gen camera can take super-close-up shots of things at the microscopic level.
The new micro camera in the Oppo Find X3 Pro seems like a next-gen version of the idea of macro shooters. Oppo boasts its new smartphone camera technology to be the best for taking super-close-up shots, but we don’t want to trust their professionally shot sample pictures. Here we have some great reviews and shots taken by a few third parties who have gotten their hands on the phone. The pictures taken by them appear to be extreme close-ups that haven’t been possible from a smartphone before. Check out more about them below.
Hands-on Experience With Oppo Find X3 Pro
Marques Brownlee, a YouTuber with over 13.7 million subscribers has shared super close-up shots taken by the Oppo Find X3 Pro’s microsensor. Though the “Micro” camera is only a 3-megapixel sensor, but, unlike some “decorative” 2MP cameras featured by some cheaper phones, this seems more than plenty for taking close-up shots. You can check out the images taken by this “microscope camera” attached to this page. You can also watch the complete hands-on experience in a video embedded at the end of this page.
For specifications, the Oppo Find X3 Pro is a flagship phone and features a 6.7-inch OLED display with a super-fast 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. To keep the lights on, the phone packs a 4,500mAh battery with 65W wired charging support and 30W wireless charging support. Besides, the Oppo Find X3 Pro has an in-screen fingerprint sensor, NFC support, and a USB Type-C port. Further, the handset will run Android 11 with Color OS on top.
Now coming to the design features, the major highlight of the Oppo Find X3 Pro is its camera bump. Unlike the 90-degree step-up rectangular camera modules in most phones, Oppo’s new phone has a sloped camera bump carved by molding the glass around the camera module. It is extremely smooth and in continuous shape, which makes it aesthetically more pleasing. In fact, the top of the camera bump has also the same piece of glass with individual cutouts for each camera lens. According to OPPO, it takes around 40 hours to make the glass panel for the Find X3 Pro.
The new Oppo phone with the microscope camera will launch in Europe on March 30 for €1,149. We expect it to release in other markets sometime later.
Images courtesy: Marques Brownlee