All about OPPO’s two-way camera design
The selfie pop-up camera was very well received by smartphone users despite the delay in its launch. It is quite an attractive and futuristic feature, but the main reason was that it offers a true full-screen view without jagged edges. Vivo was the first smartphone manufacturer to introduce a selfie pop-up camera. OPPO did not wait for the market reaction to introduce this device.
OPPO then introduced another pop-up camera design on its Reno2 smartphone. Recently, the company reportedly filed a patent for a round pop-up camera. Now it seems that the company has another object in its pocket related to the pop-up camera module. So far, we have seen a change in the design of the pop-up camera module. We now see a double-sided pop-up camera with arrows forward and backward.
According to the LetsGoDigital report, the NPPO filed a patent for such a design with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). The company filed the patent in March 2020, which was subsequently published in October 2020.
Depending on the design, OPPO will use two prism mirrors in a single pop-up module with two cameras. The pop-up module will only support reflective mirrors. The cameras will not move and will be installed face up in the housing.
The two mirrors rotate independently to change direction, forward and backward. Thanks to this flexibility, OPPO will be able to use the two cameras in different combinations.
For example, he can use both cameras to take a selfie or a back picture. You can use one camera with a mirror on the front and the other with a mirror on the back. Remember the bothie feature Nokia introduced in the Nokia 8 a few years ago? Well, it’s the same thing. Not to mention that the latest Galaxy S21 has the same camera model.
A more recent example, where the two mirrors are pointing in opposite directions, can also help you get 360° shots by simply rotating the camera 180 degrees.
Designer Concept Creator created the following image for LetsGoDigital to better visualize the patented design of the OPPO pop-up camera module.
Depending on the details of the patent application, OPPO may use a special multifunction button to control the camera. By pressing one or two buttons, you can take a selfie or a reverse shot, for example. You can activate one or both cameras.
Xiaomi reportedly filed a patent last month for a similar model, but with a reflective mirror with either a single or wide angle. The design of the “hidden camera” also aims to move only the mirror module, not the camera itself. However, it is not as flexible as the OPPO’s design with two separate reflective mirrors.
To complement this innovative scale, Samsung’s pop-up rotating camera is also designed for back and selfie photography. Personally, I like the mechanism of the pop-up camera to have a completely frameless view. Now that cameras made for ordinary purposes are better suited to such patterns, they should be really attractive.
If you are saying that it would provide a better camera experience in a cheap design than sub-screen cameras, that would not be wrong. What do you have to say about that? Let us know in the comments below.