Samsung’s patent for using a rotating camera in bendable phones
As you know, the cameras in smartphones are made in such a way that the camera lens is facing a subject. which records its photo or video. In order to take photos or videos from other views, you must naturally change the direction of the smartphone. By using rotating cameras, there is no need to change the direction of the smartphone and you can take pictures from different views and angles by rotating the camera.
Based on the published images of this patent, the bendable phone designed by Samsung It consists of two screens and a hinged structure where the rotating camera module is connected to the first screen and placed on one of the folding edges. The rotating camera module can be placed on the right side of the top edge or in the middle of the right edge. The camera will be a 180-degree rotating model, so that one camera assembly can be used as the main and selfie camera.
Interestingly, the bendable phone described in this patent will be equipped with a motion sensor through which the state of the device is determined. Also, a sensor will be used to determine the angle between the two main parts of the phone. As soon as the camera application is opened, these two sensors detect the position of the device, and as a result, the rotating camera can adjust its direction. In fact, the processor is connected to the first screen as a motion sensor, and the angle sensor is also connected to it.
The advantages of using such a design in foldable phones are obvious because only one assembly needs to be placed The sensor will be for the main and selfie camera. For example, Galaxy Z Fold 2 is equipped with two selfie modules and three cameras on the back, and reducing the number of cameras will lower the price of this product. In addition, this design style will create an empty space that can be used to increase the volume of the battery or put other components in the device.
Patent Samsung was first registered on December 7, 2020 (December 17, 2019) and published on Thursday, June 17 of this year (June 27, 1400). . Several other smartphone manufacturers are currently working on similar designs, such as several patents for rotating cameras from Xiaomi has been released.
The fact is that the bendable phones now contain a set of very advanced components and hence the companies are constantly asking the users to maintain these devices carefully. They recommend Now, if such a module is added to the bendable phones, the amount of care required by these phones will be even more. This, of course, is dependent on the operationalization of this patent, and it is still not possible to talk about the possibility of its realization and mass production in the future.