Before punch-hole displays proceeded on to become mainstream, in the smartphone industry, we had phones that featured with pop-up cameras, in addition to the devices that made their way with the aid of various types of notches. However, Samsung did not release a single pop-up camera handset but did so with the launch of a rotating camera module with a phone called the Galaxy A80. Now though, the company has gone on to patent a rather unique pop-up camera module for smartphones.
In accordance with LetsGoDigital, Samsung electronics took upon itself to file a patent going by the title ‘Electronic device including camera module’ with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) in mid-2020. This particular patent was subject to being published and approved on the 14th of this month.
This design patent proceeds on to demonstrate a rotatable pop-up camera module. In accordance with what the documentation has to conclude, the module may house at least three cameras. In the normal state, all these sensors will actually be backwards facing.
However, in selfie mode and video call mode, this cylindrical module will actually rotate so as to face the front and hence will slightly pop-up out of the phone’s body in order to expose a single sensor at the top. The documentation proceeds on to mention an option so as to disclose the second sensor aa well via the aid of rising the module even further.
This particular system makes use of a motor, two gears, as well as a long propeller shaft. It also includes a movable frame which has the potential to shift to the void place when the camera module actually rises. This particular frame goes on to house a flexible printed circuit board.
Having said all this though, we aren’t exactly expecting the Korean manufacturer to release a commercial phone with this particular solution because it sounds much more fragile than the regular pop-up camera system.