The smartphone industry has been evolving rapidly in the past few years, with new technological innovations springing up almost every few months. The most recent fad in the market is that of elevating selfie camera modules in an attempt to achieve a true bezel-less frontal design. A lot of Chinese smartphone makers have stepped up their game to unveil smartphones with pop-up cameras in the mid-range and premium segment. Here's a look at the 5 best options available in India right now.
The most recent addition to the list is Xiaomi latest Redmi K20 series - the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro. Both phones feature the same bezel-less design and an elevating selfie camera mechanism. The 6.39-inch AMOLED panel on both these phones has a screen-to-body ratio of about 92 percent. They both also have premium features including an in-display fingerprint sensor and a triple rear camera setup.
One of the only few phones in the flagship segment to feature a pop-up camera, the OnePlus 7 Pro has a massive 6.7-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Other specifications include a 48MP rear camera sensor, a 4000mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge technology. The 16MP selfie camera is housed in the motorized pop-up mechanism.
Probably one of the first smartphone to bring a pop-up selfie camera module to India. The phone, thus, has a 91.6 percent screen-to-body ratio and extremely small bezels. The elevating mechanism has a 32MP selfie camera. Other specifications include a Snapdragon 675 SoC, 8GB RAM, and Dual Engine fast charging.
The Oppo Reno 10X Zoom and the regular Oppo Reno both feature a tilted 16MP selfie camera that rises up automatically when using face unlock or the selfie camera. The mechanism is unique, making the Reno the only phone in the market to have it.
And, finally, the most affordable offering with a pop-up selfie camera is the Realme X. Starting at just Rs 16,999, the Realme X offers premium mid-range specifications and a 6.5-inch AMOLED panel. There is no notch and the bezels are tiny as well.