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OPPO patents a curious pop-up camera design

OPPO returns to surprise with the location of its selfie camera as it already did with the Reno series.

OPPO surprised us a few months ago with the inclusion of a “shark fin” as a module for its front camera in the OPPO Reno 2, and it seems that the Chinese firm has gotten the hang of placing its cameras in a peculiar way.

As revealed by Lets Go Digital, OPPO has patented a design of a smartphone with a Pop-up selfie camera module in top center in a circular shape, reminiscent of the shape of a whale. In the same patent, you can also see a rear module for cameras with three lenses and a 15x hybrid zoom.

A placement never seen before

oppo with whale lens

Possible OPPO phone with "whale" lens. Via Lets Go Digital.

Unlike all the innovations that we have seen OPPO in recent times, which are many, the rear camera module is located horizontally, as happens in phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10. Among the three lenses shown in the patent, Lets Go Digital has also confirmed that the third of them, the one closest to the flash, corresponds to a periscope camera.

Regarding the placement of the selfie camera, as we have already mentioned, OPPO has us used to surprises. Its shark fin-shaped module was already a boom and a sign of its commitment to not being just another brand.

oppo cameras patent - via lets go digital

This is the patent with OPPO “whale” cameras. Via lets go digital

The Chinese company wants to bet on innovation as one of its hallmarks, something that we have been able to corroborate with its INNO Day 2020 (his biggest event of the year) in which he unveiled the OPPO X 2021, a phone with an extendable screen that will be released next year.