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OnePlus patents TV with pop-up camera that watches you watching television even if you move

The OnePlus smart TV's camera could be controlled by remote or facial recognition. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Sony - edited)
The OnePlus smart TV's camera could be controlled by remote or facial recognition. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Sony - edited)
The Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has patented an idea for a smart TV that incorporates a rotating pop-up camera in its body. While other companies have already released televisions with static pop-up cameras, this OnePlus smart TV would be able to track a user who was moving around a room or viewing space.

Depending on your personal views about home privacy and smart devices with moving cameras, this OnePlus patent for a smart TV with a rotating pop-up camera will either delight or horrify. As shared by LetsGoDigital, the Chinese patent is for a smart TV that features a camera that is capable of extending out of the device’s frame and rotating as required.

The patent for the OnePlus smart TV with rotating pop-up camera states that “the camera module has a relatively large photographing range”, so users could expect it to follow them all around a room. This could be handy for things such as video calling while occupied with another activity, or for using face-recognition control on a smart TV without having to sit directly in front of the camera.

Companies such as Oppo and Huawei have already released smart TVs with pop-up cameras inside them, which are supposedly for innocuous purposes such as video chatting. Considering they are static, the camera units seem to be reasonably unobtrusive and easily moved away from. However, OnePlus wants to make sure its rotating camera can keep a watchful eye over its user.

Such a OnePlus smart TV clearly would not be suitable for the more distrusting types or anyone convinced that the Chinese government is in cahoots with various tech companies in regard to alleged spying opportunities. However, for those quite happy to remain the focus of their TV’s attention while moving around their living space, this could be an ideal solution.

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OnePlus TV with rotating pop-up camera. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
OnePlus TV with rotating pop-up camera. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
OnePlus TV with rotating camera patent drawings. (Image source: via LetsGoDigital)
OnePlus TV with rotating camera patent drawings. (Image source: via LetsGoDigital)

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LetsGoDigital (in Dutch) & patent documents (uploaded by LetsGoDigital)

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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-05-25 (Update: 2021-05-25)