The smartphone consumers are on their peak to demand more unprecedented features in their smartphones, and so are the manufacturers to meet their demands. We saw the Taiwanese tech brand, Asus, launching the flagship smartphone, Asus ZenFone 6, in May 2019, with dual front camera sensors on the sliding pop-up camera with flip compatibility. The camera setup at the middle section of the top panel, caught many eyeballs and turned them into the Asus ZenFone 6 fans.
A similar kind of smartphone is now in the planning of the Chinese smartphone brand, Oppo. As per a news broke by Pricebaba, Oppo has filed an application to patent a smartphone similar in design, that of ZenFone 6. The similar display with no notch and no hole-punch for the hassle free graphic experience has become the talk of the tech town. To place the front cameras, the smartphone will embody the similar sliding pop-up camera at the middle portion of the top panel, as that seen in the ZenFone 6.
The sliding dual camera also is compatible with the rotating option. This means, the same camera setup can be used as the rear as well as the front one. Though, Oppo had brought it’s Oppo N1 in 2013 terming it as “the world’s first smartphone with a rotating camera”. The smartphone had received a good response from the consumers, however, it did come with the fear for it’s durability.
Coming to the latest patent applied at the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), Oppo has shown dual camera sensors separated by the placement of an LED flash in between, in it’s upcoming unnamed smartphone. Someone known to the design of the ZenFone 6 may list down the similarities the two smartphones share. The back panel doesn’t show the placement of any fingerprint scanner, which makes us believe that Oppo may be exploring to feature the in-display fingerprint scanner. The ZenFone 6 doesn’t support the in-display fingerprint scanner option.
We may have to wait to see if Oppo comes up with any smartphone in future with such eye-catchy design. This is because companies file the patent to copyright their design but eventually, change the design with slight changes or sometimes, the complete design. So let’s wait to see something taking shape of this patent.