From now and then, OPPO is coming with something new in the universe of smartphones. Last year, the Chinese manufacturer was the first to launch a device without bezels on the front side thanks to a pop-up camera. Now, according to LetsGoDigital, OPPO is working on an in-screen camera embedded in its own app icon.
“A newly published patent shows OPPO may be planning to integrate various app icons next to the camera hole. On January 18, 2019, two patents of OPPO Guangdong Mobile Communications were published in the Global Design Database of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office),” wrote LetsGoDigital.
OPPO Is Working On An In-Screen Camera Embedded In Its Own App Icon
According to the patent, a future OPPO device would come out with a full screen, without bezels, and an in-screen camera embedded in its own app icon which would be locked on the top of the screen. According to the images released by LetsGoDigital, we can also see that OPPO plans to allow users to add some unique icons or even widgets, possibly, on the top part of the display where the notch would be.
“By making a swipe movement at the top of the display, the icons will appear. Users can scroll through the icons, allowing for more app icons to appear. The camera icon will always stay in the same place. According to the second filling, the camera icon overlays the punch-hole. By clicking on the icon, users can open the camera app. By swiping it to the right, the camera app will be turned off,” LetsGoDigital said.
In the meantime, OPPO would launch OPPO F19 and F19 Pro in February. Both these upcoming devices would come with punch-hole camera design. Also, they would be the first mobile phones to boast a camera capable of a 10x optical zoom.