Remember Sony’s intriguing line of QX lenses with built-in cameras? While the products remained fairly niche, there’s no doubt that Sony was onto something. Now it appears that Oppo is trying its hand at the same idea. Some leaked images out of China has revealed the Oppo Smart Lens, which appears to attach to a device with a built in clip and connect to it using NFC, similar to Sony’s products.
Specs-wise, the lens appears to have 10x optical zoom capabilities as well as a built-in battery. Not much else is known about the camera, but we can’t imagine that it would be low-end. There’s also not much known about the Smart Lens’ compatibility, but if Oppo continues to follow Sony’s example, it should be compatible with more than just Oppo’s phones. We’ll have to wait and see how it all pans out, but this could be an exciting product.
Does the idea of an external camera and lens on your phone appeal to you?