The Chinese electronics giant Oppo has been spotted filing a patent on smartphone design with a secondary display on the rear side. The patent has been filed on February 19, and this means that we could very well see such a smartphone from them in the near future.
The patent was filed by OPPO Guangdong Mobile Communications Co., Ltd at CNIPA(China National Intellectual Property Administration). Upon close examination of the patent filing documents, you can see the intended rear design that Oppo is planning to use in its upcoming smartphones.
The design reveals a circular camera layout along which the camera sensors and LED flash is placed. The secondary colour display is placed inside this ring with certain use cases in mind. A user could glance at this secondary display to check out time while the device is lying on a table with a display facing downwards or it could act as a viewfinder for the rear camera pictures which could help the person whose picture is being taken.
It is noteworthy that the smartphone lacks a selfie camera inside a punch hole in the front. The company could have decided to tuck away it under the display or even try to use the viewfinder to get rid of the front camera altogether, which is unlikely, considering the size of the secondary display. Apart from this, we were able to spot a USB-C port and a SIM card slot. The device design is expected to have a curved display too. Along with this one, we also laid eyes on a square-shaped rear layout with round edges and Oppo might use either of these two in an actual product in the near future.