Oppo already has the first mobile camera with a variable telephoto lens: the camera comes out of the smartphone

Oppo has just introduced various devices and different technologies in China. One of the most important has been its first folding, which we talked about a few days ago. But he has not only had time to talk about devices, but also about new technologies that will arrive at some point in the future. One of the most interesting is a retractable telephoto sensor with 100% real zoom . Oppo wants to make the most of its mobile camera technology and this could be one of the most important to have the best mobile zoom on the market .

Retractable camera with variable zoom, the best telephoto lens?

Depending on the manufacturer you choose to buy your smartphone you will find with or without a telephoto lens in the rear camera. The zoom has become indispensable for many users and Oppo knows it. Their new camera takes this technology a step further and embraces a certain trend for compact cameras.

Its new telephoto sensor is retractable and pops out of the back when you activate certain parts of the camera. This gives Oppo the possibility to have a much further and quality real zoom . One of the problems of mobile phones and zoom is their little available space , something that this retractable camera solves very well.

As we can see in the video, the sensor comes out a few millimeters from the hump of the camera module, so it would have 3 or 4 times more space to play with lenses or distances than conventional telephoto lenses.

It is a feature that has been presented in a test terminal and has not yet been announced on any real device. Oppo doesn’t usually joke around with these things, so it’s quite likely that this retractable camera will show up sometime in 2022 on a real, commercial device.