Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications had a patent approved for an unknown full-screen smartphone, last month. The design is similar to last year’s Oppo Find X, but with a “V” integrated on the rear; which becomes visible when the front camera system, which consists of two cameras, is extended.
Another design patent from Oppo was published in the WIPO just yesterday. This time, the same design is shown, but with 12 colour images which show the hot pink smartphone from all sides.
The front shows a completely full screen, with rounded edges. Whilst the Find X had an edge display, the Oppo Reno smartphones instead integrate a flat-screen. The 3.5mm headphone jack has been abandoned too.
The Oppo smartphone hasn’t got a pop-up camera, but an extendable camera, which is as wide as the device itself. Two camera lenses are shown at the front, and a double camera is also integrated at the back. The back cameras are placed vertically, rather than horizontally as with the Find X.
Oppo also recently demonstrated a device with an under-screen camera, which removes the need for a notch or hole in the screen. This technology is still being worked on, as the image quality is still not up to scratch.
It’s not confirmed when Oppo will release the new smartphone, but the Oppo Find X was introduced in June 2018, so its successor is expected to be revealed sometime soon.