Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
Just when you thought smartphone cameras couldn’t get any more innovative, Oppo Mobile Telecommunications comes along with their double-sided pop-up camera. The company applied for a ‘Photographing module, installation drive assembly and mobile terminal’ patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) at the end of October 2020 that was just approved. This technology would mean the end of notches as well as the rear camera module. Read more for the patent sketches and another picture.
This pop-up camera system with two cameras and two light path deflection mirrors not only lets you take selfies, but normal photos and videos too. Unlike Xiaomi’s similar patent, only the reflective unit moves up and down on Oppo’s system, thus storing the camera system in the housing when not used.
- 6.53” FHD+ Dotch LCD display, powered by NXTVISION, will upgrade your visual experience with the sharper details, vibrant images and allow you to enjoy true-to-life color accuracy in everything you present.
- Quad rear cameras with dual LED flash: 48MP (high-res) + 8MP (118° super wide-angle) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth). 16MP front-facing selfie camera.
- Up to 64GB of internal memory, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card (sold separately).
- Compatible with GSM carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile. This device is also certified for use on Verizon’s LTE network. If your device is not receiving messages or experiences an error when making phone calls on Verizon, your account may need to be provisioned to support “CDMA-less” devices. To do this, please contact Verizon’s technical support team or your account’s business representative for assistance. This device is not compatible with CDMA networks.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Octa-core processor, and 6GB of RAM for a smooth performance.
The cameras are facing up. The pair of mirrors/prisms are positioned perpendicular to the cameras and can be tilted to change the direction of photography. Oppo takes various options into account. For example, Oppo can decide to use one of the two cameras to take selfies. Both cameras are then used for regular photos,” said Lets Go Digital.