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Oppo patents a design for a smartphone with a secondary pop-up display

By James Lu - on 5 Apr 2019, 9:20am

Oppo patents a design for a smartphone with a secondary pop-up display

No this is not a late April Fools' joke. LetsGoDigital have unearthed actual patents from Oppo that show a device with a secondary display that pops up from the top of the device.

The patent shows a device with a narrow bezel at the top of the main display, housing the selfie camera and a speaker, and a secondary slightly smaller screen rising out of the top of the phone. The secondary display could provide additional controls when watching a video or playing a game, or possibly provide a multi-app experience.

There's a second design in the patent that looks a little more sensible, with a secondary display that appears to be the same dimensions as the main display sliding out of the side of the device. This would presumably provide an experience similar to folding phones like the Huawei Mate X or Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Source: LetsGoDigital

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