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OPPO unveils plans to debut ray-tracing on smartphones and a smart car system

OPPO holds its 2021 Developers Conference. (Source: OPPO)
OPPO holds its 2021 Developers Conference. (Source: OPPO)
OPPO has outlined some of its latest ambitions for the future of its company and its software at its latest Developers Conference, beginning today (October 27, 2021). They include plans to break into the areas of healthcare and smart car technology, as well as allusions to the potential of next-gen mobile AI and graphics.

OPPO has wrapped the keynote for its 2021 Developers Conference up from its location in Shanghai, China. The OEM introduced a number of new initiatives and product directions to its audience, to be implemented in 2022 at the earliest. The list indicates an intention to stay at the cutting-edge of AI, connected technology and how it applies to the immediate future of consumer tech and services.

Accordingly, OPPO has kicked its Developers Conference off with a demo of the mobile ray-tracing that might come to the next generation of phones such as those of the Find or Reno lines. Samsung has also recently announced the potential for the same with its upcoming in-house Exynos chipsets with their RDNA graphics; however, OPPO has now emphasized that their MediaTek counterparts might become capable of the same soon, thanks to the latest in Vulkan API technology.

OPPO also devoted part of its keynote to a showcase for its latest work in AI, the Omojis debuted as part of ColorOS 12 included. It has also now announced plans for a dedicated Health subsidiary, which, as it may act through this OEM's growing range of wearables (the ECG-enabled Watch series included), might pose a challenge to other companies such as Zepp Health.

On the other hand, it seems OPPO Health might focus on the preventative and lifestyle-related sides of welfare-monitoring technology. Finally, OPPO Carlink might comprise this OEM's answer to solutions such as Huawei's HiCar or Android Auto.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10-27 (Update: 2021-10-30)