Oppo patents three different phone designs with a secondary display

While waiting for the arrival of phones with foldable displays, smartphone designs were honestly alike. This is why smartphone manufacturers have been trying to modernize the smartphone’s screen. We have seen smartphones with a curved display, sliding secondary display and a secondary display at the back panel as well.

The latter is possibly the best way to provide additional screen real estate and has been tried by several brands including Vivo, Meizu and very recently Xiaomi with its flagship phone Mi 11 Ultra. Now it looks like another Chinese smartphone maker Oppo want to go this path as well.

Dutch publication LetsGoDigital has informed that Oppo has patented three dissimilar smartphone designs with a secondary display. All three designs have a rear-mounted secondary display built right into the camera island of the phone.


For Oppo its time to utilize the rear panel

Though other brands might have been primary adopters, nevertheless, Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra was maybe the first mass-market device with a secondary display – beforehand being withdrawn.

  • Nowadays there is the probability that more smartphone manufacturers will implement this in the near future.
  • It is apparently useful to both the end-user who gets an improved selfie camera and a notch-less/cut-out less display on the front, while the OEMs can save on the price of a front camera overall.
  • That said, a subordinate display also means that the device will require a superior battery and in case the display is as big as the Vivo Nex Dual, the price of repair rises uniformly.


Hence, getting a flawless balance is the key which is why we sense that the third design that has a huge secondary display seems real and we might soon see this being executed in one of the phones from Oppo.

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