Are Pop Up Motorized Cameras Durable? Future of Smartphones?


So 2019, seems to be the year for Motorized Cameras in Smartphones! Even Most hyped phones like OnePlus 7 Pro and Redmi K20 Plus are having a Motorized Camera.

While Samsung doesn’t consider this as an optimal solution for completely bezel-less display, brands like Oppo and Vivo are trying their best to bring it even to the budget-priced smartphones.

Sure it does looks cool but is it Durable enough?

Because honestly, Having Moving part inside a smartphone is still a questionable move!


We won’t be talking about durability a lot as there are already tonnes of videos online to prove how durable certain motorized pop-up cameras can be.

Have a look at OnePlus 7 Pro Pop-Up Camera, its durable and users a lifting 20Kgs of Stuff using its pop-up camera!

While the motorized system on Oppo Find X is the main reason behind it being fragile.

So Yes, the durability of motorized cameras is still questionable.

Having said that, the durability of the motorized system totally depends on the company and we can say that if the company want so, the motorized system can be durable as well.


While Pop up cameras might be durable, they don’t offer any practicality.

There are a lot of flaws which a company has to deal with to ensure a durable and stable working motor.

Some of them include Weight Management, build quality, etc.

Having a motorized camera in smartphone also means the fact it will be adding to the smartphone total weight and hence making it heavy.

At the same time, a top-heavy phone can be used as a negative con point by reviewers.

Companies also have to ensure that the motor follows certain standards like it is not getting heated up and has a long life.

Even as a developer, it becomes an extra step while making custom ROMs for the device or the user may end up having locked front camera.

Also, by any chance, if the coding went wrong, the user may end up having a continuously popping up and closing motor.


And after all of these complaints, you must be like if there is any solution to it?
Well, fortunately, Xiaomi and Oppo have already found a solution of embedding cameras inside the screen of the smartphone just like the in-display fingerprint sensor.

How they did that?

The science to understand behind this is simple, whenever you trigger the front camera, the transparent OLED or AMOLED screen turns off certain pixels and makes the area transparent.

This allows the camera to see through the screen and act as a regular front camera.

You can check out this article to know more about this technology.

So what do you think about Motorized Parts in smartphones?

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