Oppo Patents a Phone With Sideways Sliding Selfie Camera

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Oppo a top gross mobile company is no stranger to moving cameras on its phones. From the N1 back in 2013 to the Find X slider and the Reno 10x zoom with its sharkfin.

Despite sticking to more conventional designs over the past two years it’s considering new ideas. Its new concept is sure to shake the tech world.

A new patent by Oppo was discovered thanks to a dig carried out by Lets LetsGoDigital. Thanks to them, we now know that the Chinese tech giant has patented a sideways sliding selfie camera. The camera is expected to move from one end to the other at the top bezel.

The patent filled with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) is 33 pages long, detailing how this would work. The tech world is evolving rapidly and the idea behind the sliding camera is to capture images from different angles, and that would be done if the camera sensor is mounted on a guide block, going from one end to another on a rail.


The patent will have a tiny motor that does the job, and the movement will occur only when the selfie camera during the process of taking pictures is activated through the dedicated app installed in the device.

Taking selfies from an angle might be another artistic way to do frontal photography, but we believe this camera will be able to recreate 3D images of the user’s head without actually moving the device.
Other applications for this technology could be improved portrait mode, or panorama group photos.

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