The Vivo NEX and the OPPO Find X have a retractable camera system with the same mechanism: a stepper motor and a worm to get out and retract the module. On the OPPO Find X, the mechanism lifts a module making the entire width of the smartphone while on the Vivo NEX, it is a module of about 1 cm² with only a front camera. In the same idea, Elephone has announced work on the Elephone PX which includes a retractable camera system as on the Vivo NEX, but this time with two sensors.
Apart from a rendering that reveals the presence of three Cameras accompanied by an LED flash, Elephone has communicated nothing more on the Elephone PX than the retractable module.
Elephone shared only a short video, showing the phone, or rather poorly edited animation, which presents the concept of the camera in the PX model.
A render of the Elephone PX is also seen sporting a triple camera set up at the back along with a fingerprint sensor. The best part about the phone will be its full-screen display, which is clearly seen in the render above. Despite the innovative dual camera pop up setup for selfies and the triple camera set up at the back.
Elephone is working on a clone of both the Huawei P20 Pro and the Vivo NEX. If we didn’t know any better we could even speculate that the name of the phone itself is a combination of the two, the “P” from “P20 Pro” and the “X” from the “NEX”. I wonder if Elephone PX will actually see the light of day. If this happens, it will be the first smartphone with a double retractable camera and the largest, embodied satire on artificially enforced innovations in Smartphones. Where it all goes – I honestly do not know.