Oppo revealed a lot at its Inno Day event last week but didn’t give any details about the Find X4 Pro smartphone, other than that it would be available early next year. A new patent detailing the design of the smartphone’s future is available.
LetsGoDigital has not found the design patent for China filed with the Global Design Database, World Intellectual Property Office, covering worldwide protection. It contains 48 images of an Oppo smartphone featuring a full-screen, edgeless design.
The phone appears to have a hidden selfie camera under its display. This is most likely an application of technology that Oppo showed earlier in the year. In August, Oppo said that its new under-screen camera solution solves many of the technical and manufacturing-related challenges that have plagued manufacturers attempting for years. It has achieved breakthroughs in areas such as inconsistent display quality above the under-display cameras and poor image quality due to the camera having to shoot through layers of display pixels.
The device’s rear, which is more appealing to mobile photographers, has a square-shaped camera bump and a small display screen. This display screen will likely be able show notifications and the time. It will also allow you to take selfies using the advanced rear camera array. Oppo may have improved its front-facing camera, but the rear display will allow photographers to see themselves. Although there was no information about focal lengths or resolution, the rear bump seems to contain four cameras.
LetsGoDigital claims that the camera system seems to protrude from the body. On that note, Oppo does not appear to use its retractable cam which it recently teased in this model.
This patent is only a design patent. It’s possible this isn’t the forthcoming Find X4 Pro, despite numerous signs indicating otherwise. It is a natural evolution from the Find X3 Pro smartphone which featured a remarkable camera array. Although the patent was filed in September 2020, it was published just a few days ago on December 14th. This gave the company ample time to manufacture the phone. Oppo will be powering the device with the Snapdragon 8 chip. This is the only thing almost certain. It is possible that the new MariSilicon X neural processor unit will also make an appearance.