The Oppo N1 packing a rotating digicam module was launched again in 2013, and was quickly adopted by the Oppo N3 that featured a extra superior motorized digicam hub. Years later, Asus tried an identical iteration with the Asus ZenFone 6 and later with the ZenFone 7 Pro in 2020. It now seems that Oppo is again to the drafting board and is experimenting with a brand new design that includes a completely removable digicam module. Sure, a digicam module that separates from the principle smartphone physique, one thing Oppo’s patent filed earlier than WIPO explains intimately.
As you may see within the picture above, your complete digicam module packing a number of lenses, sensors, and the LED flash might be indifferent. The digicam module has a battery pack of its personal, permitting it to operate as a remotely managed picture seize and video recording machine. You possibly can place the digicam module at anywhere and remotely seize photographs by taking part in with the digicam app put in on the smartphone. That iteration can show to be fairly useful for capturing movies, as you wish to fear about your fingers shaking and leading to a video filled with jerky actions.
Moreover, the detachable digicam module has a USB connector of its personal that you may plug into the smartphone’s USB port for clicking selfies and making video calls. The digicam module’s USB plug bends 90-degrees in order that when the digicam module is put again within the housing slot on the again, the connector doesn’t protrude or pose any hindrance.
A detachable digicam module that may additionally deal with selfie duties will get rid of the necessity for a entrance digicam housed in a notch or hole-punch cutout, serving to obtain a clear full-screen design. Nonetheless, this a patent we’re speaking about, which implies issues are nonetheless within the idea stage and Oppo may by no means make a commercially out there machine with a detachable digicam module. However hey, that is one cool idea that we’d like to see turn out to be actuality.