Popular Chinese Android OEM Oppo has released a new teaser today, which hints at a new smartphone with 5x optical zoom. The smartphone is going to be unveiled next week at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
The teaser does not tell us anything else about the device, so we can only speculate that the smartphone will be a niche device similar to Asus ZenFone Zoom. But of course, the ZenFone Zoom only offers up to 3x optical zoom, so Oppo’s upcoming smartphone will definitely be an impressive beast in terms of the camera. Camera performance is actually one of the key strengths of the Oppo brand and is one of the main reasons behind its success. Oppo is the world’s fourth largest smartphone maker currently and enjoys a healthy market share in countries such as China and India.
While 5x optical zoom no doubt sounds impressive, we are curious to find out if the upcoming smartphone Oppo is as bulky and thick as other smartphones with optical zoom. If Oppo has managed to integrate 5x zoom in a somewhat thin and light body, it will definitely stir up the smartphone market this year.
The company’s Mobile World Congress 2017 press conference will be held on the 27th of this month, i.e. next Monday in Barcelona.