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A set of impressive photos, supposedly taken with OPPO's 10x zoom, appears on Weibo

The OPPO Reno's purported four color SKUs. (Source: Mr. Phone)
The OPPO Reno's purported four color SKUs. (Source: Mr. Phone)
A Weibo account has posted a series of images, mostly of famous places or buildings that were allegedly taken with an OPPO device equipped with the OEM's new 10X zoom module. The user claims that the phone in question is a Reno, the first phone to bear this product name.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Recently, OPPO unveiled its latest product line name on Weibo. This new marketing term, Reno, sparked a flame of speculation that the first device to be launched using it would feature the OEM's long-awaited, next-gen 10X zoom lens. Now, another post on the same site has given this rumor more space and air to burn in.

The social-media user in question has posted a number of images, certain details of which are enhanced using what could be extremely powerful zoom capabilities. For example, George Washington's head is picked out with impressive efficiency in a picture of Mount Rushmore that encompasses the entire monument and some of its surroundings.

The 'photographer' alleges that the images were taken with an OPPO Reno, and owe their quality to its state-of-the-art zoom module. However, there is as yet no evidence to confirm these claims. In addition, they are almost depressingly reminiscent of similar material supposedly associated with the Huawei P30 Pro.

This promotional effort pressed the message that this upcoming flagship is also capable of 10X close-ups, which were also included as insets in each corresponding image. However, these were later reported as fakes that were in fact shot with a DSLR. Therefore, whether the new shots really were taken using smartphone-grade 10X zoom or not remains to be seen.

The "OPPO Reno 10X zoom" photo series. (Source: Weibo)
The "OPPO Reno 10X zoom" photo series. (Source: Weibo)


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Deirdre O'Donnell
Deirdre O'Donnell - Senior Tech Writer - 5116 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-03-14 (Update: 2019-03-15)