15 January 2020
Vivo is well-known for releasing selfie-focused smartphones that come with higher megapixels count and selfie-dedicated features like Beauty and portrait modes. It now seems to be working on taking the whole selfie game to a completely new level. A newly spotted Vivo patent shows quad selfie cameras design possibilities.
The patent describes three ways Vivo is hoping to offer quad selfie cameras on smartphones. The first design shows the usage of two pill-shaped punch holes in the top left and top right corners. Each punch-hole houses dual selfie cameras thus taking the total count to four. It is essentially like the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus selfie camera design but with an exact punch-hole on the left side as well.
The second design approach is similar to the first one except that there are no punch holes. It means while you will still have two selfie cameras on the top left and top right corners, there will be individual camera holes. This design is likely to be appreciated by those who don't prefer pill-shaped punch holes.
Now coming to the third and final design idea, Vivo has simply added one selfie camera on each of the four corners. This particular idea is the same as what Amazon attempted with the Fire Phone but the device failed to succeed. There is no doubt that all of these design ideas practical and can be implemented easily but since these are only patents, it is hard to say if Vivo will actually release phones with any or all of these designs. If it does, we will make sure to keep you updated.