After patenting several foldable smartphone designs over the last few months, OPPO is back with an innovative design for traditional candy bar-style smartphones. The latest OPPO patent approved by CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) reveals the smartphone with a waterfall display and an under-display selfie camera.
While the company filed for the patent in November last year, it only got approved earlier today. The documentation includes a total of four design iterations with a few minor changes.
Latest OPPO patent showcases smartphone with waterfall display
These days, curved edge displays are common to find on flagship smartphones. OPPO’s patented design takes the display curvature to an extreme level. That said, it already showcased a similar-looking smartphone in July last year.
Brian Shen, OPPO’s VP, shared images of the prototype device featuring a waterfall display with 88-degree curved edges. The company never again talked about that device. With this newly
The technology disguises the front camera under the phone screen without ruining the display effect.
Xiaomi said on Friday that it will start mass producing third generation smartphones with under-display camera technology next year even as the first two generations are yet to get well established in mass markets.
The Chinese phone maker claims that the third generation has improved full-screen effect offered via self-developed pixel arrangement.
In addition, Xiaomi has optimised the camera algorithm to match the performance with the conventional camera. The technology disguises the front camera under the phone screen without ruining the display effect, which the company said helps improve the technology and put it in mass production.
The latest technology “allows the screen to pass light through the gap area of sub-pixels, allowing each single pixel to retain a complete RGB subpixel layout without sacrificing pixel density,” Xiaomi said in a statement.