Take pictures and take pictures: OPPO patents a smartphone with a removable camera

On the website of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) appeared

Description of OPPO's new patented device.

What is it

This is a smartphone with a modular camera.That is, the camera is made in the form of a separate unit, which can be obtained and used independently at any time. As a result, the camera plays the role of both the main and the front one.


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As planned, it turns out something like an action camera. Moreover, the unit supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, has its own NFC chip and a built-in battery for autonomous operation. A USB-C port is also provided.


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Patent images show a camera with twosensors and flash, but there may be a different number of modules. In addition, in theory, the camera can be replaced at any time with another, more advanced one, with a larger number of sensors. The modular design also facilitates repairs.


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Naturally, while this is just a patent, andit's unclear if OPPO will bring this idea to life. But Vivo already has a similar IFEA concept smartphone with a detachable camera that attaches to the body using a magnetic connection.

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