Oppo introduced the Find X2 Pro smartphone earlier this year, and a major selling point of the smartphone is its camera with omnidirectional PDAF, improved night mode and a periscope shooter.
The company posted on Weibo a two-minute video, explaining the key features that made the camera such an impressive part of the whole device. In short, Oppo decided to improve in five major areas: Photosensitivity, dynamic range, color depth, focus, and signal-to-noise ratio.
During the video, the whole process is explained by Don tang, the Oppo Senior Camera Engineer. Instead of just updating the camera, the manufacturer overhauled the whole process and started from scratch. The team behind the camera decided to compare Find X2 Pros setup with professional cameras and explore the differences in every aspect – gradients, color, noise, etc.
In the end, Oppo realized there is no sensor on the market for what the company is trying to achieve, and thats how the IMX689 sensor was born. It is specifically designed to serve Oppos purposes and is codenamed the “Truth Sensor”, because it was “originally about exploring the truth”.
Finally, the camera setup was born – the 48 MP main shooter with Sonys 1/1.43″ sensor, a 13 MP periscope telephoto shooter and a 48 MP f/2.2 wide-angle snapper. We already reviewed the phone and established that the Find X2 Pro delivers “images and video that are hard to beat”.