Oppo phones will soon have 5x optical zoom

You’ll be able to get even closer to subjects without losing details when the Chinese manufacturer eventually releases a phone sporting this tech.

Your phone could soon stand in for a compact camera if Oppo’s new camera tech lives up to its hype.

The Chinese manufacturer showed off a new dual-camera module at Mobile World Congress that features 5x optical zoom. It and lets users zoom in further without having to worry about the smudging that usually occurs with digital zooms.

As competing phones have shared similar specs and features in recent years, manufacturers have been searching for something unique to help them stand out. Dual cameras can provide extra features such as a wider angled shot, as in the LG G5, or the optical zoom capabilities you get with the iPhone 7 Plus.

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