Aug 06 AT 1:03 PM Dima Aryeh 8 Comments

Oppo N-Lens render leaks, shows off big camera hump

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It looks like a lot of companies are starting to make smartphones with large cameras. The Nokia 1020 comes to mind, with a camera sticking far out but performing admirably. Another example, albeit an extreme one, is the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom, which is basically a point and shoot with a phone built into the back of it.

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It seems that the next company to make this type of device will be Oppo. These leaked renders show off how the Oppo N-Lens might look, with a large camera sticking out the back. Underneath that lens rests a 12 megapixel sensor, which shoots fairly standard size photos for a smartphone.

At the moment, many details are lacking. How big is the sensor? Is there anything special about the lens? Will it have optical image stabilization? This leak comes without mentioning the specs of the smartphone itself. But Oppo definitely has our attention now. We are excited to see where this device will end up, if it ever ends up going into production. Are you interested in buying a smartphone with an oversized camera if it means excellent photos?

Source: Engadget

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Paul

    Xenon flash like in the Lumia 1020. Not bad. No LED though, the Lumia 1020 has an LED light as well as the Xenon flash, for auto focus and such. Also allows flashlight apps to work. This looks like a great camera, i mean it can’t be that big for no reason, but no LED flash means it won’t be able to double as a flashlight in a pinch. I am very interested in Android phones getting better camera’s, camera-phones are now beginning to replace Point-and-Shoot camera’s. But who’s heard of “Oppo”? “I have a Samsung Galaxy S4!” “I have a Samsung Note 3!” “I have a HTC One!” “I have an Oppo” “…” “…”

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      I can’t wait for the day where I can have an Oppo and I won’t be judged for it O_o But you’re right, an LED alongside the xenon flash would have been a fantastic idea.

    • mattcoz

      Who cares what other people think? Oppo is a good brand, just normally known for their blu-ray players and not phones.

    • pjamies

      What you have a Note 3??
      Boy, are you ahead of the curve, it has not even been launched yet!!

      • Paul

        lol I wish I had a Note 3. But then again, my Note 2 is solid. The S4 didn’t even make me want it over my Note 2. But the Note 3 may be in my future. Then again, they’re skipping Android 4.2 for the Note 2 and going straight to Android 4.3 for the Note 2, so who knows, my Note 2 with it’s Quad Core Exynos and LTE with Android 4.3 could easily hold its own for another 6 months or so.

        • pjamies

          Damn luck, I am stuck with my Note 1 (original Note) on ICS with no update in sight!! ? :(
          My next phone is an unlocked Nexus, as I hate reading about all the great things JB
          users have, that I will never experience!!
          Let’s hope that the Nexus 5 (or whatever they name it) will have KLP, and come with
          lots of amazing capabilities.
          The Camera on these Nexus devices could do with an update, as every new device seems to completely re-invent the capabilities of what a camera can do on a phone.
          Nikon has started to put out advertisements to remind users that their cameras can do sooo much more than a phone’s camera can do. Camera only manufactures must be feeling the pinch, as more and more users are using their phones cameras instead of a regular camera.

  • donger

    That hump.

  • Stoli89

    Not that impressed given my venerable 2010 Nokia N8 sports a 12 MP over-sized sensor (1/1.83) that exceeds the sensor size on the Galaxy S4 Zoom. In addition it carries a well specified Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss lens. Takes great pics too!

    Sorry, this 2010 smartphone camera remains a top shooter and is only exceeded these days by Nokia’s own 808 PureView and Lumia 1020. Only in low light (no flash scenarios) is it also bested by the likes of the Lumia 920/925/928 and HTC One, given their OIS features (also on the Lumia 1020).

    Oh, the N8 also has a camera hump.