OPPO has been innovating from quite some time and an example of its innovative work is the Oppo FindX, which the company launched last year. It was a flagship phone that turned out to be one of the most innovative smartphones OPPO has ever launched. To recall, the device came with a 3D Face Unlock system instead of a fingerprint sensor. Now, it seems that OPPO is going to incorporate an iris scanner security technology and pop-out selfie cameras in its smartphones this year. Which seems be borrowed by its sister company Vivo.
OPPO has filed a patent with World Intellectual Property Organisation(WIPO) on the basis of which this information has come to light. In accordance to the description given by OPPO’s WIPO patent, it suggests that the phones would contain iris scanner, OLED screen panels and infrared light source. The iris-scanning module has the capability to adjust the light density of the transmitted infrared light with respect to the distance of the subjects to capture their iris details.
The image of the subject will then be used to unlock the smartphone. The iris scanner is expected to keep the phone more secure compared to the 3D face unlock that is available in most flagships nowadays. Talking about the pop-up selfie camera, we can expect that the upcoming smartphones to have a higher screen-to-body ratio because of this incclusion. It is likely to resemble the Vivo NEX. According to the WIPO patent, the selfie camera in upcoming OPPO phones will be on top of the smartphones. This resembles the Vivo NEX’s selfie camera.
For the unknown, the Vivo NEX comes with a 6.59-inch touchscreen with 1,080×2316 pixel resolution. The smartphone is powered by a quad core processor with clock speed of up to 2.8GHz. There is only one RAM variant of 8GB which comes with 128GB internal storage. The smartphone houses a 4,000mAh battery and dual rear cameras of 12MP and 8MP. Coming back to OPPO, it cannot be ascertained as of now if it will incorporate pop-out selfie cameras and iris scanners in all or how many of its upcoming phones. However, there is a great chance that its next flagship will have both these technologies incorporated in it.