Phone makers have tried to eliminate unsightly selfie cameras by hiding them under the screen or even rear camera flip, but Oppo can solve this problem with an unusual method: put the camera in your hands. According to at 91Mobiles, Oppo is patenting a removable camera module for smartphones. If you want to take a selfie or take more in a photo, just pull the module out from the back and point it at your subject.
The design shown includes dual cameras as well as options for USB-C, NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth. It’s no surprise that a lithium-ion battery keeps the module powered up while you line up your photos. It’s not certain that you can mix and match the camera modules, although it does raise the possibility of upgrading your phone’s cameras without replacing the entire device.