In short, the existence of pop up cameras means that manufacturers have recognized a couple of serious problems with how cameras are currently integrated into their products. First, standard cameras are a huge security hazard. Second, standard cameras necessitate a bigger screen bezel. It is clear that pop up cameras are intended to combat both of these problems.
For those who are unfamiliar with the problem, cameras on phones, laptops, and other electronic devices are a serious security threat because hackers can use them to spy on the users. Moreover, hackers are capable of turning on cameras in a remote manner without turning on the light, thus enabling them to spy without alerting the user to what is happening to them. Considering the sort of thing that can be captured by the camera, this can be rather unpleasant to say the least. As a result, it is no wonder that more and more people have been choosing to cover up their cameras until they are needed, whether they choose DIY solutions such as a piece of tape or something more complicated such as one of the numerous products out there that can be used for said purpose.
As for the second problem, the screen bezel is the area that surrounds the screen. It might not be a huge problem for some, but it is nonetheless a waste of space. As a result, manufacturers that can minimize the screen bezel can instead put that space to much better uses, with an excellent example being increasing the size of the screen itself. This is one of the main reasons that Vivo’s new phone is notable, seeing as how it comes closer to being a full-screen phone than most of the other makes and models that can be found out there.
Advantages and Disadvantages of a slider camera phones
- Offer continuous notch-less screen
- Have that elusive cool factor
- Movable parts are susceptible to damage
- Finding a suitable case can be a difficult
- No water resistance
- Accumulate dust and dirt particles easily
OnePlus 7 Pro
the OnePlus 7 Pro mobile features a 6.67″ (16.94 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels and runs on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system. The device is powered by Octa core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 485) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. As far as the battery is concerned it has 4000 mAh. Over that, as far as the rear camera is concerned this mobile has a 48MP + 16MP + 8MP camera CMOS sensor supporting a resolution of 8000 x 6000 Pixels and the front snapper is powered by a CMOS sensor. Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope. So, does it have a fingerprint sensor? Yes, it does. For graphical performance that can make games run smoothly, this phone has got a Adreno 640 GPU. On board storage is at 128 GB with the option to expand the memory by No. Design is one of the most important factors when it comes to mobiles. This phone is 8.8 mm slim and weighs 206 grams.
Samsung Galaxy A80
The Galaxy A80 is the first Samsung phone this year that includes an immersive full-screen display. The phone introduces a rotatory camera housed in a motorized slider. Yup, you read that right.A motorized slider pops up the camera assembly and the camera module can flip over to double as both – the selfie and the rear camera. Camera sensors include 48MP primary camera, 8MP wide-angle camera, and a TOF 3D camera for depth sensing.Other features include a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen, Andriod 9.0 Pie based One UI software, in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 3700mAh battery.
currently available for 45,990*
Oppo Reno 10X Zoom Edition
the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition mobile features a 6.6″ (16.76 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and runs on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system. The device is powered by Octa core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 485) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. As far as the battery is concerned it has 4065 mAh. Over that, as far as the rear camera is concerned this mobile has a 48MP + 13MP + 8MP camera Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor supporting a resolution of 8000 x 6000 Pixels and the front snapper is powered by a Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor. Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope. So, does it have a fingerprint sensor? Yes, it does. For graphical performance that can make games run smoothly, this phone has got a Adreno 640 GPU. On board storage is at 128 GB with the option to expand the memory by Yes Up to 256 GB. Design is one of the most important factors when it comes to mobiles. This phone is 9.3 mm slim and weighs 210 grams.
Will Be available for 41,999*
Vivo Nex (review) selfie camera pops up from the top edge. Since a portion of the phone doesn’t slide out, it won’t be that difficult to find fitting cases for the phone. The front facing camera does really well in terms of quality. As for its rear camera, the quality has significantly improved when compared to Vivo X21. This is one of the first generation pop-up camera phones and is now available for a competitive price. Specs include 6.59 inch FHD+ AMOLED Display, 8GB RAM, a glass back with holographic etching, Snapdragon 845 chipset, and in-display fingerprint sensor. Even when a problematic software and rapidly draining battery can be disappointing, overall the device is a credible performer.
currently available for 39,990
Asus Zenfone 6
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Lenovo has joined the slide-out camera club with Z5 Pro. The handset was launched in an event conducted in China and resorted to the use of a slider mechanism to get rid of the notch. The phone is powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 710 processor chipset and runs on Oreo 8.1 based ZUI 10. Lenovo Z5 Pro houses a dual rear camera setup that consists of a 16-MP sensor and a 24MP sensor – both with f/1.8 aperture. They are supported by a dual-tone LED flash. On the front, there is a 16MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and an 8MP IR sensor to help with Face Unlock.
currently available for 33,162
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has a manual slider like Huawei’s Honor Magic 2, the difference being that Mi Mix 3 bears both the front and rear cameras on the slider. Xiaomi earlier used to mount selfie camera on the bottom bezel for its Mix-series phones and users had to turn their phone over each time they needed a selfie. The latest Mi Mix 3 dons a nearly bezel-free 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. Other Mi Mix 3 features include Snapdragon 845 SoC, 5G support, dual (24MP + 2MP) selfie camera, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Will Be available for 33,158*
Vivo V15 Pro
The Vivo V15 Pro (review) is the only mid-range phone that includes a Pop-up selfie camera. The elevating camera module houses a 32MP Samsung sensor and the selfie quality is actually very good. On the rear, you will find triple cameras with the primary sensor flaunting a 48MP resolution. The handset is powered by the latest Snapdragon 675 chipset, runs Android 9.0 Pie based Funtouch OS software, and employs a good quality AMOLED display.
Vivo later also introduced a relatively cheaper V15 that employs a MediaTek chipset (Helio P70), replaced AMOLED screen with an IPS LCD panel, has a regular rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint reader, but retains a pop-up selfie camera.
currently available for 26,490
Oppo F11 Pro
Oppo F11 Pro (review) recently joined the list of pop camera phones featuring a 32MPmotorized selfie camera. The other highlights of Oppo F11 Pro include a MediaTek Helio P70 processor, up to 6GB of RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery. The phone includes a conventional rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, and a micro USB port. Oppo’s proprietary VOOC fast charging is also present in the phone.
currently available for 22,990
Realme X, powered by Snapdragon 710, is the cheapest phone with a pop-up camera in this list. This module houses a spring-loaded 16MP (f/2.0) Sony IMX-471 pop-up camera which Realme touts to work in just 0.72 seconds. It comes in 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X of RAM configuration and 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 onboard storage options, which is further expandable via microSD card. A 3,765mAh battery would fuel the phone and you could refill it quickly with 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charger. On the surface, it sports a 6.53-inch OLED screen with 1,080 x 2,340-pixel resolution
Will Be available for 15,999*