Global smartphone brand OPPO, fresh off of 50 million smartphone sales in 2015, presented another round of exciting advancements in smartphone user experience when it unveiled the breakthrough SmartSensor image stabilization and the Super VOOC Flash Charge technology at the Mobile World Congress 2016.
“With our commitment to providing consumers with the best technology, OPPO invests great effort in technological innovation.” said Mr. Sky Li, Vice President of OPPO and Managing Director of International Mobile Business. “We are excited to share these breakthrough innovations to the world at the MWC 2016 – they’re the results of our active listening to what our customers want through their feedback, as we aim to create more delightful mobile experiences for them in the future.”
Super VOOC Flash Charge: Giving a full charge in 15 minutes
Slow charging times and underwhelming battery life is a consistent problem for smartphone users. To address this problem, OPPO is proud to present the Super VOOC Flash Charge technology.
The Super VOOC Flash Charge improves on the original VOOC Flash Charge introduced by OPPO in 2014 and which is now being used by 18 million consumers worldwide. Original VOOC Flash Charge revolutionized charging by giving users 2 hours of talk after just 5 minutes of charging. Super VOOC takes it to the next level, offering a full 10 hours of talk time with only five minutes of charging, and filling a 2500mAh battery in only 15 minutes, a never-before-seen speed.
The Super VOOC Flash Charge uses a 5V low-voltage pulse-charge algorithm, ensuring a low-temperature charge that’s safe for the battery and dynamically regulating the current to charge the phone in the shortest time possible. The all-new algorithm pairs with a customized super battery, as well as a new adapter, cable and connector made using premium, military-grade materials. Super VOOC Flash Charge supports Micro USB or type-C interfaces, in line with the global standard.
Super VOOC Flash Charge’s safe, low-temperature charging algorithm makes it perfect for using the phone while it’s charging, such as watching an HD video, or playing a game, a functionality which other quick charge technologies don’t support.
SmartSensor Image Stabilization: The first ever sensor-based, pixel-level optical image stabilizer
Smartphones are taking over as personal cameras, making mobile photography performance a critical factor for smartphone buyers. Continuing its commitment to breakthroughs in the smartphone camera revolution and to give users the ability to “take great photos anytime and anywhere”, OPPO decided several years ago to tackle the universally recognized issue of image stabilization.
Optical image stabilization technologies come in two types, lens-based and sensor-based, but due to the size limitations of smartphones, all previous solutions across the industry were lens-based. Relying on a groundbreaking MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system), OPPO’s SmartSensor is the first-ever sensor-based solution for smartphones, as well as the smallest optical image stabilizer of any kind in the world!
Moreover, SmartSensor improves on other solutions with a key advantage. Existing lens-based stabilizers can only correct for vibrations on two axes of motions, the pitch axis and yaw axis, even though the most common type of unwanted shaking during photography actually takes place on the roll axis. SmartSensor solves this problem, allowing for image stabilization on three axes, pitch, yaw and the all-important roll. Making split-second adjustments with its comb-shaped monocrystalline silicon MEMS, SmartSensor achieves full three-axis image stabilization in a mere 15 milliseconds.
At the same time, SmartSensor uses a voltage-driven sensor, reducing power consumption to as low as 10 milliwatts, 50 times less than the power consumption of lens-based solutions.
Lens-based systems, with their increased power consumption, can quickly heat up the module, affecting image quality, especially during extended photo shoots. But the low power consumption of the fine-tuned MEMS keeps temperatures low and preserves image quality even in long shooting sessions.
Meanwhile, whereas lens-based image stabilizers generally have a precision of between 3 and 5μm, SmartSensor remains precise to a vibration of just 0.3μm. The size of a pixel is usually larger than 1μm, meaning that SmartSensor is the world’s first pixel-level image stabilize.
With SmartSensor, OPPO smartphones become like pocket-sized SLR cameras, able to capture life’s beautiful moments in breathtaking detail. Even when lighting conditions aren’t ideal, such as at a party or concert, SmartSensor ensures clear and bright images by allowing a longer exposure time.
At the MWC 2016, OPPO also announced a growing emphasis on its “Camera Phone” strategy. Under the new strategy, OPPO plans to strengthen a well-deserved association between OPPO and great photography. Through continued refinement of its photography platform as well as new innovations like SmartSensor, OPPO aims to bring users technology that will allow them to better record their lives and share their experiences, so they can capture every moment as it really is: sharp, vivid and bright.