For the past few weeks, the smartphone world speaks of the pop-up selfie camera of the Vivo NEX and also of the pop-out bezel of the recently discovered Oppo Find X . Chinese smartphone makers have taken the elimination of irises from the phones very seriously, and these two phones are proof of that.
For those who want to know how the Vivo NEXs pop-out camera works myfixguide has made a complete removal of the device and that uncovered mechanism uncovered. The photos below show us components that slide the camera out of the case of the phone. A spring, attached to the right of the silver spiral stapler, pushes the camera up and pulls it down when the camera app shuts down.
The entire setup seems to be very well done and it is also very compact, giving the phone a sleek look. As mentioned above, however, mechanical parts will deteriorate over time. Attaching a moving part to a smartphone is not the smartest thing, as there are several issues to tackle.
For example, if the phone falls and the moving part is damaged or if dust creeps in it, you can kiss the functionality of the phone goodbye. A moving part also means that the phone can not be waterproof, and it will also require a special kind of housing.
However, that does not mean that the Pop-Out camera method can not work. The design element is still in the development stage, and perhaps manufacturers can manufacture fully secure phones with moving mechanical parts in the long term.