The OPPO New Phone Appeared has added a secondary screen to the middle area of the rear camera of the mobile phone, which can display simple information such as time and date. The main function of this second screen is that when the back of the phone is placed up, the user can read some simple information without having to turn the phone around.
In addition, the blogger also appeared OPPO another secondary screen design patent, but only adjusted the camera frame from the prototype to a square.
This design reminds me of the Meizu Pro 7 released on July 26, 2017. The biggest highlight of the Meizu PRO7 series is the dual-screen design. In addition to the front main screen, a 1.9-inch colour display AMOLED secondary screen is placed on the left side of the back. This secondary screen has more practical functions, such as dual-camera selfie, dual-finger screenshots, badges, weather, step counting, notification/status reminder, sleep MP3, etc.
However, Meizu Pro 7 became Meizu’s Waterloo at that time. After the launch, the sales were not satisfactory. The dismal sales caused Meizu to backlog a large amount of inventory, and the previous component orders were forced to void, which also gave Meizu’s words in the supply chain Loss of power.
However, the failure of Meizu Pro 7 cannot be attributed to the secondary screen function, mainly because Meizu Pro 7 has not kept up with the trend of full screens and used MediaTek’s weaker X30 processor. I wonder if Meizu, as the first company to eat “secondary screen” crabs, how does its founder Huang Zhang feel when seeing OPPO’s patent for this secondary screen?