The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has posted a short video on its Twitter page showing us a yet unannounced smartphone with a retractable main camera.
Smartphones with retractable front cameras never became popular, although Xiaomi, Redmi, OnePlus and other companies tried to release them. But smartphones with a retractable main camera have not yet been. Oppo claims that this system is its own development.
According to one version, the camera extends when the user selects the appropriate shooting mode, for example, for optical zoom. According to another version, the camera extends automatically when the camera is turned on, but when folded, this solution allows you to reduce the overall thickness of the smartphone.
Oppo also demonstrated the reliability of this module through a drop test: if you drop a smartphone with the camera extended, it will automatically hide inside the case to protect against damage. We saw similar solutions in smartphones with retractable front cameras. The manufacturer also confirms that the smartphone will be waterproof.
The presentation of the device will take place during the Inno World 2021 event, which is scheduled for December 14, 2021.