Whereas we have now seen a number of smartphones with pop-up selfie cameras, Sony has reportedly filed a patent for a smartphone with pop-up camera and audio system.


In keeping with the patent noticed by LetsGoDigital, the handset could have three modes namely Standard mode, Pop-up mode, and Pop-down mode. Because the identify suggests, the digicam pops up from the phone when wanted and the identical goes for audio system on the backside. The high portion accommodating the camera sensor additionally has a speaker unit.

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Picture: LetsGoDigital

The device shown within the patent seems to feature minimal bezels with flat sharp edges. The patent was apparently filed at the end of 2018, obtained authorised & revealed within the WIPO (World Mental Property Office) database a few days back.

LetsGoDigital factors out that the pop-up and pop-down sliders change their place based mostly on the audio supply. For instance, in case you’re enjoying a video and the supply strikes towards the correct of the display screen, the speaker akin to it’ll expand additional. It stays unclear if this characteristic would have a benefit in real-world scenarios.

That mentioned, do remember that we are able to’t actually be sure if Sony is definitely working on a tool with such a pop-up and pop-down mechanism. For what it’s value, this seems to be a refreshed absorb an trade of equivalent smartphones.


Even when Sony manages to make a cellphone with such uncommon {hardware}, the durability and sensible utilization stay questionable for now. So, will you contemplate shopping for a cellphone with a pop-up camera and pop-down speaker? Tell us within the comments part below.