OPPO Find X3 is the next flagship series smartphone from the company, which will debut in 2021. While there is not much information about it at the moment, OPPO has confirmed that it would feature its — Full-path Color Management System. The company has introduced this new system at its OPPO INNO DAY 2020, wherein it also showcased its first rollable display smartphone — the OPPO X 2021.
The new colour program is said to be the very first colour management system coming to Android, which brings full support to DCI-P3 wide gamut alongside 10-bit colour, including capture, storage, and display. This on the whole claims to deliver better colour reproduction on upcoming OPPO smartphones.
OPPO Find X3 — First phone to feature new colour management system
OPPO Find X3 will be the first phone to arrive with this new full-path colour management system next year. With keeping OPPO Find X2 Pro colour command in mind, the company has developed this new colour management tool to achieve this 10-bit image capturing and HEIF format support. For those unaware, earlier we had an 8-bit image capturing system on the Find X2 Pro.
OPPO says the latest colour management system will be focusing on better colour reproduction by enhancing the underlying structure and hardware. The company says it developed this management system by taking future wide gamut and high colour depth trends into consideration. The new system will be covering all the significant steps including — image acquisition, computation, encoding, storage, decoding, and display, end-to-end. In addition to HEIF image support with 10-bit high colour depth and DCI-P3 colour gamut.
This full path colour management system relies on new hardware and algorithms to record more colour while capturing. These algorithms work on distortion correction, noise correction, and extreme perceptual super-resolution. OPPO also brings Digital Overlap (DOL) HDR mode supported sensors. This mode allows capturing better colours even taken against bright light.
After developing the new hardware, OPPO’s next focus is on calibration, which is a significant aspect on any screen. As part of this system, the company is bringing colour accuracy to 0.4 JNCD (just noticeable colour difference). This is a significant achievement indeed. For those unaware, JNCD is an indicator to showcase or measure the colour accuracy of a display. Usually, if the reading of it measures <1, it is considered as most reliable — as the colours on display would be indistinguishable. Also, the 10-bit colour depth here brings in improvements to colour gradients which improves the quality of an image captured.
The new HEIF format introduced in the original colour management system is said to be 50% lower than a standard JPEG image size. The HEIF format here also supports multimedia, including static images, Exif, depth information, and dynamic videos. These HEIF formats can further assure compatibility with this 10-bit high colour depth as well.
Color Correction 2.0
OPPO’s Full-path Color Management System is also bringing a complete colour correction solution for users facing colour weaknesses. The company has upgraded the colour correction to next-gen naming it — Colour Correction 2.0.
To achieve this solution, OPPO is teaming up with Zhejiang University along with potential users for testing as well. The company is planning to bring an optimal solution with Colour correction 2.0. Which in future phones makes the colour correction settings more user friendly and adjust them accordingly. This makes the colour correction and calibration more personalised with colour palette instead of relying on default options on your smartphone.
Lastly, as mentioned above, this Full-Path Color Management System from OPPO will debut with Find X3 series, which arrives in 2021.