OPPO has today officially announced the arrival of its upcoming flagships, the OPPO Reno8 Series 5G in India. OPPO has confirmed that the upcoming Reno8 Series will feature a 6nm MariSilicon X Neural Processing Unit and a new Sony sensor to provide an end-to-end imaging solution.
According to OPPO India, OPPO’s engineers have developed algorithms that render accurate Indian skin tones and even create Bokeh Flare Portrait Videos. In addition, OPPO’s AI can distinguish between skin blemishes and beauty spots as well as the age and sex of the subject to apply different levels of beautification and skin smoothening. Furthermore, OPPO’s cameras recognize shooting scenarios and lighting to select the appropriate camera mode, including HDR for those perfect wide-exposure shots without user intervention.
On the hardware front, OPPO has collaborated with Sony to develop an all-new RGBW (red, green, blue, white) pixel array technology that is an update from traditional RGGB (red, green, green, blue) sensors. This proprietary technology includes 87 technical patent applications, inserts W (transparent) pixels in each RGGB pixel to allow 60% more light and a 20.2% increase in purity compared with regular RGGB sensors. Essentially, it translates to more detailed low-light captures and improved skin tones in portraits.
OPPO’s MariSilicon X Neural Processing Unit (NPU) is designed for computational photography and was developed over three years, and comprises 400 patent applications. It packs 3.6 billion transistors and can perform up to 18 trillion operations per second (18 TOPS). OPPO built MariSilicon X on the cutting-edge 6nm chip architecture that delivers 11.6 TOPS per watt for low-power consumption even in the most demanding tasks.
MariSilicon X NPU is capable of real-time lossless AI processing in the Bayer RAW domain with image data from the 50MP IMX766 rear camera sensor. MariSilicon X’s image processing speed allows users to shoot night videos in 4K Ultra HDR quality with crystal-clear frames. With the NPU’s support for HDR Fusion and AINR (AI Noise Reduction) algorithm operations, it delivers 4K Ultra Night Video at up to 20Bit (theoretically), with the brightest spot up to 1 million times brighter than the darkest.
All these innovations in smartphone camera technology will come together in the upcoming OPPO Reno8 Pro smartphone. OPPO hasn’t teased the design yet, and the series is expected to launch in Mid July 2022. Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.