Oppo is increasingly marking its presence in the European smartphone market. Customers appreciate her for numerous innovationsthat come with no huge price tag. Oppo is not going to stand still – patents of a new smartphone that looks captivating have appeared on the web.
Oppo with a completely frameless screen
Curved smartphone screens are undoubtedly very nice and look interesting, but they also have their disadvantages, such as low resistance to falls or expensive replacement of such screens. Therefore, the pioneer who popularized the appearance of such displays, Samsung, is already slowly starting to move away from such a solution. On the other hand, there are Chinese manufacturers, such as Xiaomi or Oppo. The latter has just patented a new smartphone, the display of which has no frames.
Total framelessness is associated, for example, with the introduction of the camera under the screen. This is what the patent that hit the network shows.
We don’t know if it’s a completely new smartphone, however LetsGoDigital informs that the patent may be related to the latest flagship, Oppo Find X3 5G. The patent shows that the screen is curved and occupies both sides of the device. This is due to the fact that there is no place in it, for example, for a lock button or volume control. These are to be placed on the back, near the end of the display curvature on both sides.
In addition, the aforementioned camera under the screen, which is increasingly starting to appear in projects or patents, and even in smartphones already presented, such as ZTE Axon 20 5G. We do not know to what extent this solution is ready for use in consumer devices.
Returning to the Oppo patent, however, it was already filed with the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) at the end of 2019, but only recently, on October 9, 2020, has it been officially approved and registered.
Looking at the specification and equipment of the smartphone, we can find a USB-C port and a speaker at the bottom of the device and a triple camera.
Please note that this is only a patent and these are not necessarily used in normal production. It is not known whether Oppo will decide to launch such a phone on the market at all, and if it does, there is a good chance that it will look different than in the above photos.