Foldable phones and pop-up cameras go like eggs and bacon, thinks Oppo

Foldable phones and pop-up cameras go like eggs and bacon, thinks Oppo
If you thought that those foldable unicorns of a phone will save us from things popping out from your handset's body, you are sorely mistaken, thought Oppo, and filed a bunch of patents detailing just such a monstrosity, as filings unearthed by LetsGoDigital reveal .

OnePlus is using a protruding camera to capitalize on screen space here, and plenty of Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi or even Samsung phones have pop-up, sliding and even rotating cameras now, all in the name of shaving off the top bezel.

The premise of foldable phones, however, is that they'd unfurl into a tablet size display diagonal while staying compact when closed. Screen area should not be an issue, and Samsung still introduced a notch for the front camera, while Oppo now is thinking about pop-up cameras in foldable phones. 

Let's not forget that this is the company behind the Reno phone and its shark fin front shooter, so they might very well get on and do this thing. What do you think about this idea?

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8 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Huawei's design is just much more robust regarding selfie cameras.

6. TheOracle1

Posts: 2259; Member since: May 04, 2015

Perhaps but why does the author call it a monstrosity? It would be the second coming of Christ to PA if Apple did it.

2. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Not a fan of foldable phones unless apple makes one.

3. User123456789

Posts: 916; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Iphone 6+ and ipad pro can fold.

4. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

BOi!!!!

7. norbie.k

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

They all look so thick i dont like the look of those phones. Samsung didnt do a good job with the fold ets wait and see who will come up with the best concept

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