Last week at Mobile World Congress, a concept video of the Vivo Apex caught a lot of attention. The concept phone had a lot of cool tricks, including a pop-up selfie camera. By building the camera into the chassis like this, it allows for a completely bezel-less design yet also eliminates the much loved or hated “Notch”. Now it seems we have a bit more clarity on this design from a patent perspective thanks to Essential’s Andy Rubin.
In a Tweet over the weekend, Mr. Rubin pointed to a patent that is in his name, along with others, that is held by Essential. That patent points out the pop-up selfie camera design and the patent for it was granted on August 15, 2017.