OPPO files patent for side popping selfie camera

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Are we ready for a side pop-up selfie cameras? OPPO seems to think so.

OPPO has recently filed a patent for a side-mounted pop-up camera for smartphones at the China National Intellectual Property Administration or CNIPA. This is a direct result of phone manufacturers looking for ways to achieve a full-screen smartphone.

The patent shows images of a motorized camera system where it pops-up from the right side of a smartphone with a full screen design. The camera is tucked away and sits flush at the side, where it is part of a module that also houses dual rear cameras.

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Take note that this is just a reference image, meaning there is no real device. But it might as well look like it. It also shows a USB Type-C and an audio port, as well as a single speaker grill.

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Since this is just a patent filing, there’s no assurance that it will become reality. But it does say more about OPPO as a company — that they’re willing to push the envelope when it comes to innovation.


Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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