Rumor | The first-gen OPPO x Hasselblad phone's cameras will have new, class-leading 5-axis stabilization
OPPO has indicated that it is now ready to take the Hasselblad "strategic partnership" torch from OnePlus: its VP of product development, Pete Lau, has "proudly" announced the finalization of this agreement with the classic camera brand on Weibo. Now, the latest word is that the inaugural device to launch with this co-branding might also have specs including next-gen stablization to boot.
OPPO held a Future of Imaging conference in August 2021, during which the OEM previewed its latest developments in camera technology for the next generation of its smartphones. 5-axis Motion Anti-Shake Technology served as one of the highlights of this show, and was introduced as something that could bring physical stabilization in smartphones closer to that of dedicated camerass than ever before.
OPPO backed the tech in question as capable of improving on conventional OIS by refining its maximum stabilization angle by up to 65%, while boosting its stabilization accuracy by up to 3.5x. Accordingly, a phone equipped with this new kind of hardware could keep its camera or cameras more jitter- and jounce-free than ever before.
5-axis stabilization is also rated to enhance low-light photography, possibly by helping the sensor in question hold a given position for longer in order to capture more light; OPPO asserts that its version can enhance night-scene captures by up to 70%.
There have also been rumors that Xiaomi and Vivo might also be working on this next-gen type of smartphone OIS; however, according to the leaker Digital Chat Station, OPPO (and, possibly, also now Hasselblad) might be the one to get there first.