The number of smartphone cameras shows an increasing trend from year to year. In the future, even the “pop-up” modules that are hidden in the body of the cellphone when not in use may also be crammed with many cameras. One of the concepts has been patented by Xiaomi. The Chinese manufacturer designed the device with a pop-up module that was loaded from two to five rear cameras. One of the concepts has been patented by Xiaomi. The Chinese manufacturer designed the device with a pop-up module that was loaded from two to five rear cameras.
As compiled from GSM Arena, front cameras can be pinned in this section. The pop-up module can also contain seven cameras consisting of five rear cameras and two front cameras. Because of that, in the patent illustration that was submitted to the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), the pop-up module section seemed to widen and almost filled the entire top of the cellphone.
It wasn’t clearly explained whether so many cameras will all act as image capture, or is there actually a special sensor. Of course, because it is still in the form of a patent, the design of this device will not necessarily be truly realized in the form of a finished product.
Xiaomi itself is one of the manufacturers from the State of Panda that has implemented a pop-up camera on mobile phones, namely the Redmi K20 / Mi 9T series. Later, vendors resumed experimenting with new ways to hide the front camera. For example by placing it below the screen like what Oppo tried to do.