FotoNation Computational Imaging Expertise Complements OPPO’s N3 and R5 Smartphones in Reshaping Mobile Photography
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– FotoNation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of fotonation Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) and the leading provider of computational imaging solutions for smartphones, and Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd (OPPO), a leading Chinese smartphone OEM and electronics manufacturer, have collaborated to reshape mobile photography with the pioneering panorama features of OPPO N3 and OPPO R5.
FotoNation’s Panorama technology was chosen to complement the capabilities of the world’s first automated swivel smartphone camera, the OPPO N3, as well as the thinnest smartphone in the world, the OPPO R5.
FotoNation Panorama exploits N3’s motorized camera and can deliver pictures up to 64-megapixels. The N3 camera can rotate up to 206 degrees for panoramas, and it is equipped with the Schneider Kreuznach certified lens build, which will raise the bar for Panorama standards.
“OPPO has proven yet again that by taking creative approaches, small steps can be transformed into giant leaps ahead with breakthrough technology. We are thrilled to be a part of this incredible duo of performance driven by innovation in the OPPO N3 and OPPO R5 platforms,” said Sumat Mehra, senior vice president of marketing and business development at FotoNation.
“Redefining mobile photography is not an easy task, even with the world’s most innovative smartphone camera,” said Jack Wong, Vice president of investment and strategic cooperation at OPPO. “FotoNation’s flexibility and customization capabilities, coupled with its unmatched expertise, made it our choice for the N3 and R5 platforms.”
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FotoNation is giving life to computational imaging by merging technology with emotion. With technology in more than 60 percent of global tier-1 smartphones, FotoNation develops technologies that serve the computational imaging space for handsets and cameras, as well as the automotive, surveillance, security, and augmented reality markets. We create, innovate and deliver the next generation of computational imaging algorithms. We engineer new ways to reach the highest possible performance while keeping system requirements to a minimum. We have a long history of innovating and advancing the state of the art in image processing. More than a decade ago, we were the first to integrate a computational imaging solution in an embedded mobile device. Today we’re still the unchallenged leader in computational photography and computer vision. Nearly 2 billion digital cameras and smart devices are powered by the imaging technologies designed by the sharp minds and passionate hearts of FotoNation engineers. For more information visit www.fotonation.com.
OPPO is an international technology brand committed to designing beautiful technology products with an open attitude. Seeking to fuse technology and affection in all products, OPPO has been restless in the pursuit of the latest technology, the highest hardware quality standards and to delivering the element of positive surprise. For more information, please visit http://en.oppo.com/
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