Oppo shows off Waterfall Screen with extremely curved edges, expected to launch in 2020

Oppo shows off phone with highly curved display, expected to launch in 2020

n recent years, Oppo has grown to become one of the most innovative smartphone brands in the world. The company has been showing off a number of new technologies this year such as the under display selfie camera technology and 10x lossless zoom camera. This week, Oppo VP Brian Shen revealed a prototype phone with a new Full-Display 2.0 screen technology. This is a dual-edge display that is extremely curved on the sides for a high screen-to-body ratio.

Tipster Ice Universe tweeted images and some details about this new display technology by Oppo. The Full-Display 2.0, which Oppo is also calling Waterfall Screen, sees both left and right side of the screen curved at 88-degrees. With the edges of the screen offering deep curves, the bezels look almost non-existent. The top and bottom bezels also look extremely thin with no notch or hole-punch cutout. All of this means the phone appears to offer nearly 100 per cent screen ratio.

In one image, we see the prototype phone next to the Oppo Find X from last year. The prototype phone offers a taller display with sharper corners and a squarish shape compared to the Find X. The phone probably offers a 21:9 aspect ratio like the Motorola One Vision and Sony Xperia 1. The curvature of the edge is also more pronounced and deeper compared to what Samsung and Huawei offer on some of their flagship phones as well as the OnePlus 7 Pro.

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We also notice no physical buttons on the side of the frame, which suggests the curved screen will offer interactive virtual buttons. The prototype phone also lacks a visible front camera, which suggests Oppo could be using its under display camera technology that it showed off last month at MWC 2019 in Shanghai. The selfie camera will remain hidden under the top part of the display and will only appear when the front camera mode is required.

The prototype Oppo phone with Full-Display 2.0 and under-display selfie camera is expected to launch in 2020. The tipster also said in a tweet that this screen technology will show up on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Vivo Nex 3 this year, while the Oppo Find X II and a Xiaomi flagship phone are expected to use the display next year.


Author: Moli