Back in the last year, Oppo unveiled the Oppo Reno 10X Zoom as one of the most exciting smartphones to reach the Reno lineup. It was one of the first-ever smartphones to sport a periscope camera. The handset came with a triple-camera featuring the aforementioned periscope lens, an 8MP Ultrawide cam, and a 48MP primary sensor. Despite the appeal of the other two sensors, only the 48MP camera was available for video recording. Now, however, this restriction is finally being removed thanks to the latest ColorOS 7.1 update which enables video recording on the Periscope and Ultra-Wide cameras.
The Periscope Camera offers up to 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and up to 30x digital zoom. The Ultra-Wide camera, obviously, will allow you to record videos with a better field of view. You can see a quick demonstration of the new recording features via this video recorded by XDA-Developers Junior Member Subzuda:
Unfortunately, the video recording on these cameras is limited to 1080 resolution and 30 frames per second. If you need better videos with up to 4K resolution and 60 frames-per-second, you can still go with the primary sensor. The new video recording modes are available in the PCMM00_11_C.24 update. It’s currently rolling out in China. While the ColorOS 7.1 update is already available outside of China, it does not include the new video recording modes.
Oppo Reno 10X Zoom specifications
The Oppo Reno 10X Zoom was released last year with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with either 6GB, 8GB or 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of Internal Storage. The flagship flaunts a 6.6-inch AMOLED display with 2340 x 1080 pixels of resolution. This panel is one of the so-called true bezel-less displays. This kind of panel does not have any kind of cutout providing a full experience for the user. Unfortunately, the trend of motorized cameras is disappearing this year. Since we’re talking about the selfie snapper, the Oppo Reno 10X Zoom flaunts a 16MP shooter with a shark-fin pop-up mechanism.
On the rear, we have a center-aligned triple camera setup. It comprises a 48MP f/1.7 camera with PDAF, Laser AF, and OIS. The Periscope camera is a 13MP unit with PDAF OIS. For Ultra-Wide shots, we have an 8MP sensor. The handset draws power from a 4,065mAh battery with 20W VOOC fast-charging.
The handset originally came with Android 9 Pie but was updated later to Android 10-based ColorOS 7 release. In March this year, Oppo unveiled ColorOS 7.1 version within the Oppo Find X2 series, this software branch is slowly rolling out for more smartphones including the 10X Zoom.