Back at the Mobile World Congress in February Chinese Manufacturer OPPO was demonstrating a smartphone camera module with a 5x optical zoom that was developed in cooperation with the Israeli company CorePhotonics. This technology still has not made it into a production device but today the company has launched the R11 Plus which features a dual-cam with 2x zoom factor and all around impressive camera specifications.

The main lens is coupled with a 16MP Sony IMX398 1/2.8" sensor and a fast f/1.7 aperture. The telephoto module features a 20MP Sony IMX350 sensor with f/2.6 aperture. The Qualcomm image signal processor applies image fusion algorithms and offers a background-blurring portrait mode, similar to what we've seen on the iPhone 7 Plus or the Xiaomi Mi6. 4K video recording is possible with both cameras. The front camera has a 20MP sensor and F2.0 aperture.

Other specifications include a 6" 1080p AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset and a 4,000mAh battery, all wrapped up in a metal unibody. No information on launch data and pricing has been revealed yet.

Key specifications:

  • Dual-camera
  • Wide angle camera with 16MP Sony IMX398 1/2.8" sensor and f/1.7 aperture
  • Telephoto camera with 20MP Sony IMX350 sensor with f/2.6 aperture
  • 4K video on both cameras
  • Portrait mode
  • 20MP front camera with F2.0 aperture.
  • 6" 1080p AMOLED display
  • 6GB RAM / 64GB storage
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset
  • 4,000mAh