OPPO continues to gain ground in the various European markets, having already become known as the manufacturer of the “rotating camera”. This is a design option that the brand continues to bet on, having guaranteed an excellent position in the ranking of best smartphone for selfies.
Now a new patent reveals possible strategic changes to the brand with regard to the cameras of their smartphones.
As you can see in the images, the manufacturer is exploring the possibility of implementing a modular camera in one of its next smartphones.
How can this OPPO modular camera work?
The new OPPO patent registered with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office), shows us several images of this new technology, as well as a description that gives us some clues on how it might work.
Apparently, this new implementation will continue to allow the manufacturer not to need to implement a front camera on their smartphones, as it can be removed from the rear panel and used as a selfie camera.
To be used as a front camera, this module must use its USB-C output, connecting quickly and conveniently to the smartphone. However, reference is also made to support for Bluetooth and NFC, although it has not been specified what their usefulness may be.
Even though it was not mentioned in the patent, the implementation of a modular camera configuration could make it possible to upgrade the smartphone cameras. Instead of just focusing on launching a “Pro” model of your smartphone, OPPO may decide to venture into the smartphone module market.
There is still no indication as to when it might be possible to see this patent applied to a smartphone, but it looks unlikely to happen soon.
I remind you that soon (December 10th), OPPO will present the Reno 5 and Reno 5 Pro during an event to be held in China.
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