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Oppo is working on some really interesting smartphone designs. Just recently, the company showcased its first-ever rollable smartphone. Now, the company has filed a patent for a smartphone with a removable camera module.

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This patent is showing a smartphone with a removable camera module has been spotted on the website of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). The patent images and description show this potential future smartphone will have a rear camera module that can be removed from the back panel and then be used to take selfies using a USB Type-C connector.

The camera module has two sensors and a pill-shaped LED flash, but we can expect more lenses in a commercial model if it ever becomes a reality. Moreover, the USB C connector located on the module has been shown to bind at two angles (90-degrees and 180-degrees) at least, meaning it will have the flexibility to shoot images and videos at more than one angle.

Interestingly, the patent reveals the camera module can also come with a Lithium battery and can be charged whenever required. As expected, it could also add support for wireless connectivity such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC

That said, the patents do not necessarily convert into a commercial product. As far as the removable camera goes, it is definitely an interesting concept, but it will be interesting to see how the technology is implemented

Shubham
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