Kuo: the key update of smartphones 2020 will be the optical zoom enhanced
In a research note TF the International Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo states that the rear camera on the next P40 Pro Huawei will present a telephoto lens borescope redesigned and will become the world’s first smartphone with 10x optical zoom. The launch of the device is scheduled for the first half of 2020.
The competitor Huawei, Oppo had promised a smartphone with 10x optical zoom at the beginning of this year, but so far has released only one model with a zoom hybrid 10x, which is based on a combination of optical zoom and software.
Kuo said that the optical zoom is boosted it will extend to more high-end smartphone in the next year, even though he has not specified if it will include the iPhone, which currently reaches the 2x with the optical zoom and 10x with the digital zoom. Optical zoom preserves the quality of a shot when you do zoom in, while digital zoom causes a bit of blur.
In other news about the cameras, a report of the supply chain DigiTimes says that the iPhone high-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Apple in 2020 will adopt the technology of image stabilization displacement of the sensors. While the details are few, the technology of displacement of the sensor could lead to the stabilisation of the image at the lens’s ultra-wide on the iPhone 12 high-end.