Oppo Reno Smartphone Double-Sided Camera
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.

Oppo Reno Smartphone Double-Sided Camera
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.

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Oppo Reno Smartphone Double-Sided Camera

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.