Oppo could be working on a smartphone with a secondary display behind the phone

Oppo might consider throwing in an in-display fingerprint scanner into the secondary screen.

Having launched the Find X with a sliding pop-up camera, Oppo seems to be investing heavily in bringing newer technology to the masses before its rivals. As per a report, Oppo is currently working on full-screen smartphone along with a secondary display.

The Oppo Find X. Image: tech2/ Ankit Vengurlekar

The Oppo Find X. Image: tech2/ Ankit Vengurlekar

Based on a report by GizmoChina, after recently filling a bunch of patents for foldable smartphones, Oppo has just received approvals for patents it had filed for a new selfie smartphone. As per images in the patent revealed by a publication named LetsGoDigital, the smartphone features a full-screen design, similar to the Find X as well as a secondary touchscreen display at the back.

There is no sign of a fingerprint scanner in the renders surprisingly, hinting that Oppo might throw in an in-display fingerprint scanner into the secondary screen. But looking at the schematics, it seems highly unlikely for a fingerprint scanner to be present in a display places so high up. The most logical way to implement it would be to do it the Vivo X21/Nex style, in the front of the display.

As per the report, scenes that are captured by the camera can be viewed on the second screen. The second screen also allows access to a number of camera options such as night mode, continuous video recording and self-timer apart from regular capture buttons.

Oppo patent approved by the World Intellectual Property Office. Image: Lets Go Digital

Oppo patent approved by the World Intellectual Property Office. Image: Lets Go Digital

There will also apparently be an icon for users to conveniently switch between the displays. The secondary display is also placed on the upper half of the rear panel, in a manner that keeps fingers away from the possibility of accidentally touching the display.

The patent filed last September also reveals that the smartphone is dust-resistant and waterproof.

There is, however, no official word from the company stating that a smartphone with the new design is being worked on.

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