BlackBerry has received a patent from the World Intellectual Patent Organization (WIPO) for a new camera design. The company has filed the application on December 23, 2016. Now WIPO has granted the patent was granted to the company. BlackBerry Latest Patent Shows a New Camera Design. The title of the patent is “Electronic device and method of controlling same for capturing digital images“. However, the new design deals with a camera system that would work on a handset with a slide-out QWERTY.
BlackBerry Latest Patent Shows a New Camera Design
The camera would be on the back of the smartphone on the outer housing of the device. The rear part of the sliding QWERTY will also feature another lens that would work in conjunction with the camera. The extra lens is called the conversion lens. Moreover, when the QWERTY keyboard is open, the regular camera is available to the user. With the QWERTY closed, the camera and the conversion lens line up offering extra capabilities for the rear snapper.
According to the company, two new handsets will launch this year. Most probably, both phones will come with QWERTY keyboard. One phone will come with the new design described in the patent. However, it is not clear when these phones will launch.
Source: Let’s Go Digital