I think many have noticed for a long time how recently smartphone makers have made it a rule to display device cameras. They try to do everything to stand out from the competition in terms of photographic capabilities. Among them is Vivo, which recently introduced a new level of optical stabilization to the X50 Pro. He went further and today announced a proprietary camera sensor.
It is true that the company did not get into the intricacies of sensor features, limited to a generalized history of it. They used an RGBW pixel structure, which allows 160% more light to be received than conventional sensors. Theoretically, the camera should be one of the best on the market in all lighting conditions, but where it should definitely be a favorite is when shooting in low light conditions.
Vivo claims that it did not take advantage of anyone’s developments. Everything is created by the minds of its engineers and redefines the camera sensor and its unit surpasses all solutions on the market.
It will only be possible to check Vivo’s statement in the second half of 2021, when the company will release the first smartphone with the new sensor.
Vivo patents a smartphone with a zoom periscope camera
Many manufacturers have been actively using periscope sensors for some flagship and sub-flagship devices for a number of years in order to provide multiple zooms without loss of quality. For example, Vivo uses them on some of the top smartphones like the Vivo X30 Pro and Vivo X50 Pro / Pro +. And recently the company has patented another smartphone design with a periscope lens.
This patent belongs to Vivo Mobile Communications and was published in CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) on April 24. It was published after its approval on August 28. As usual, LetsGoDigital was the first to receive the details of the new patent.
According to the plans, this smartphone has a full screen with minimal hoops. And a stop in the upper left corner for the front camera.
On the right side, there are three keys. Volume control buttons, power button and extra switch, possibly different audio modes. At the bottom, there is a SIM card holder and a USB Type-C port.
On the back, the smartphone shows a two-tone design – the separation of the two colors is done right in the center. At the top, there is a block of the main camera for four lenses, cut in a circle. Includes the main sensor, a periscope camera and two more sensors.
This camera layout does not look like the X50 series cameras. Looks like Vivo NEX 3 / NEX 3S. Therefore, if the company ever intends to use this patent, it will most likely release a NEX series phone.