OPPO Mobile has a thing for pop-out and slide-out selfie cameras. They have phones with pop-up selfie cameras and shark fin selfie cameras, and now, the company has filed a patent for side pop-out selfie cameras at the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA). Yes; OPPO really has a thing for pop/slide-out cameras.
The new side pop-out selfie cameras are self-descriptive: they are located on a side of the phone instead of at the top. They are motorized, of course, and should function the same way that traditional pop-up cameras do.
There really is no assurance that this new patent will make it to production phones, but I fail to see why it shouldn’t. The new pop=out camera serves the same purpose as the traditional pop-up camera: to get rid of the notch while delivering an all-round edge-to-edge dispaly experience.
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I like the concept, but you might not. So, over to you: what do you think? Yay or nay?
- China National Intellectual Property Administration website: Source.
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