At a presentation held today at the Barcelona Congress of Mobile Phones, Oppo announced that its new 10x optical zoom camera on the smartphone was ready for integration into commercial products. The company allowed a group of journalists to work hands-on with prototype phones that used the system in a series of mini dioramas, although photos were not available for viewing out of the device, making any rigorous analysis in principle impossible.

Nevertheless, if this technology works, as Oppo says (through its own periscope system), it strikes just what it is: an effective 10x optical zoom on a smartphone. Such a thing would have been hard to imagine even a few years ago without a massive physical zoom device, and Perroscopic Oppo technology could ultimately allow such functionality on other smartphones along the way. Oppo has developed this technology in collaboration with Corephotonics, which was acquired by Samsung some time last month. smartphone or where it will be sold. Oppo currently sells phones mainly in Southeast Asia, but has recently expanded to Europe, where its products are available in the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Turkey. Last night, Oppo's vice president of world markets told a group of journalists that the company will consider the issue of expansion in the US if its European business is successful.

Oppo did not officially sell a smartphone in the United States from the start. The short-lived Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition, back in 2013.