Oppo Patents A Notchless Smartphone With Sliding Mechanism
Chinese smartphone maker, Oppo has launched a variety of distinctive smartphones in the past including the Oppo Find X and the Oppo N3. A freshly granted patent to the company reveals that it is working on yet another unique smartphone that has an edge-to-edge display and a sliding mechanism. The patent for the aforementioned smartphone was granted to Oppo by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office).
As previously mentioned, the Oppo smartphone from the patent has a unique design with a sliding display. The front of the smartphone lacks any kind of obstructing notch and has minimal bezels around the display. The front facing selfie camera is placed in the bezel which remains concealed under the sliding mechanism. Also, the selfie camera has a circular shaped ring flash which will allow for capturing well-lit pictures in dark conditions.
Moving to the rear of the Oppo smartphone, it has a conventional design with a dual camera setup present on the upper half. The right side of the smartphone is occupied by the volume rocker and power button while the left side is occupied by what seems to be the SIM card tray. The bottom side of the device is occupied by the 3.5 mm audio jack and USB C port which is flanked by grilles on either side while the top side of the device is devoid of any controls or ports.
To get more details about the aforementioned Oppo smartphone we will have to wait patiently for the company to reveal more details. Also, it is not yet confirmed whether the device will ever see the light of the day or not. As a lot of patented devices never make their way to the commercial availability stage.