Oppo Side Pop-Up Camera Phone: First Side Pop-Up Phone Patented
Oppo has patented a side pop-up camera phone, and it’s a first of its kind. The company already has different smartphones with types of approach to the front camera. There has been some innovation from different OEMs when it comes to offering a full-screen display.
Oppo is also working on an in-display camera without any notch or hole.
While many have been trying to fit in front cameras at different places of the device, the side pop-up camera is a new version of the existing elevating camera technology. Till now, the smartphones came with the pop-up camera on top, and now it will be on the side.
The new Oppo side popup camera smartphone will feature the elevating sensor on the side of the device.
Oppo Side Pop-Up Camera Phone: What’s New?
This new full-screen smartphone design has just been patented by Oppo, and it has a very interesting design approach. After notches, punch holes and on top pop-up cameras, it’s time for a side mounted pop up camera.
Asus has also experimented with rotating cameras. This new patent by Oppo is another interesting approach to offer a full view screen experience.
Pop-up cameras have been the easy approach for companies to offer a notch-less screen, but they all have sat on the top of phones.
This new Oppo patent has a different technique for the pop-up camera, and it has been registered with the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration).
The side-mounted pop-up camera looks like a new design juncture, and it will be an interesting take of the current full-screen fiasco. The patent reveals a motorized camera module is on the right-hand side of the Oppo device. The pop-up camera bears a single sensor.
The Oppo patent side pop-up camera phone will have the power button on the left with volume rockers and sim-slot. The bottom will feature the speaker, a Type-C connector and a headphone jack. This pop-up mechanism may not be an actual innovation, but it does look like an interesting take to pop up cameras.
Oppo Under-Display Camera Technology: What It Is?
Oppo is also working on an in-display front camera technology. Many would confuse the under display camera technology with the punch-hole display smartphones. It’s not the same. The punch-hole displays practically have a hole inside the display i.e a dark black hole, or like a capsule as we saw on S10 Plus.
But the under-display camera technology works smartly.
The camera’s there, but you can’t see it. The selfie sensor sits perfectly under the display while you can’t see any hole or a spot or anything.
Xiaomi calls the under-display camera technology “the ultimate solution for a full screen display coexisting with a front camera.” The new technology will helps manufacturers to hide the front-facing camera under the display without leaving any trace.
The display area over the camera lens is going to be transparent in an instant. When you are going to capture a selfie or make a video call, it will instantaneously go transparent, allowing light to enter and capture a shot or activate the front-facing shooter.
The in-display camera technology basically works around with a transparent display.
The Oppo prototype with an in-display selfie camera was shown off without any visible front-facing camera. The camera is hidden under the display while it can perfectly capture images from within the screen.
As of now, both the Oppo and Xiaomi devices with an under-display selfie camera worked perfectly without any hassle.
While the companies are yet to announce a date for the official release of the smartphones, it’s also important to understand how will it add up to the price. These under display selfie sensor smartphones have to come with panels with high-transmittance.