- Vivo is exploring a phone with multiple pop-up cameras that are stacked on top of each other.
- A company patent describes a four-step extension of a mobile phone with a rear-facing pop-up module.
- The device also uses selfie shooting games with insufficient display screens.
This may be the first time in the world of pop-up cameras. Chinese supplier Vivo is exploring a smartphone that is not one but multiple cameras that pop out of the frame. more importantly? These multi-level pop-up shooters are not forward-facing like most selfie cameras. Instead, they face backwards to enable the rear camera function.
According to a patent discovered by Vivo LetsGoDigital, The company is exploring a mobile phone with a “super-telephoto zoom pop-up camera.” The document indicates that Vivo hopes to increase the zoom range of this phone. It is not clear how this unique camera placement will help achieve this, but the patent says it should be able to achieve “high zoom.”
According to other information in the patent application, this multi-layer pop-up camera phone will include an under-display selfie snapper. This means that when you are not taking photos, you will not see any physical cameras on your phone.
At the same time, the rear pop-up module will be extended in four steps, and each extension will display a camera sensor. The bottom sensor will be the default sensor that pops up, and users can choose to expand other sensors as needed.
The patented Vivo phone looks very futuristic, and it will be interesting to see how multiple pop-up cameras assist in telephoto imaging. However, judging from the content displayed by the concept image, the structure looks a bit fragile, and long-term use may cause functional problems.
Nevertheless, we should not go ahead, because the design is still in the patent application stage. Vivo may or may not use such a camera system on actual mobile phones. In other words, we have seen some of Vivo’s previous patents become reality. For example, the company’s pan/tilt image stabilization system first appeared in a patent and later applied to the Vivo X60 Pro. If the company believes that multiple pop-up cameras are feasible, then we are likely to get a commercial Vivo phone with the same features.