Smartphones With A Pop-up Camera: List Of Models

Some time ago, there was a real boom on retractable front cameras. Today this solution is slowly being abandoned (possibly due to its high cost). Nevertheless, there is no, but there is still a choice of such devices. This review contains the most interesting smartphones with a pop-up camera on our market.

HONOR 9X 4/128GB

The smartphone is not the newest, but it is very popular in its class – also due to its low cost.

Since the front camera is retractable, the 6.59-inch screen did not receive any additional cutouts. The processor is HiSilicon Kirin 710, the amount of memory is 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of the main one. There is NFC and a fingerprint scanner.

As for the camera, it consists of two modules. Shoots quite usually.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.59 inches / 2340 × 1080
  • Device weight: 197g
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • The amount of RAM / internal memory: 4 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 16 MP / 48/2 MP
  • Memory card slot: yes

HUAWEI P smart Z 4/64GB

The HUAWEI P smart Z is exactly the smartphone that HONOR 9X was based on (since both brands are owned by the same company, twin smartphones shouldn’t come as a surprise).

It has the exact same display, platform, even battery capacity. Is there a difference? Yes, it lies in other body colors, as well as in the main camera, where the main module has a resolution of 16 MP, and not 48 MP, as is the case with the HONOR 9X.

And both smartphones support Google services – unlike the latest devices from these brands.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.59 inches / 2340 × 1080
  • Device weight: 197g
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • The amount of RAM / built-in memory: 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 16 MP / 16/2 MP
  • Memory card slot: yes

Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro 8/256GB

In fact, Poco is a separate brand from Xiaomi, so the last word in the name is superfluous. However, in China, this smartphone is sold exactly as Xiaomi.

In the case of the Poco F2 Pro, the company decided not only to use a retractable front camera module, but also added a notification indicator to it.

This is the flagship model, it is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip. The memory capacity of this version is 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of ROM. There is a powerful battery with fast charging, a gorgeous AMOLED display, there is even an infrared sensor. The rear camera consists of 4 modules, it shoots very cool, however, the quality drops at night – the night mode does not work as well as we would like.

No wireless charging and no water protection. However, for the Poco F2 Pro price tag, this is normal.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.67 inches / 2400 × 1080
  • Device weight: 219g
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • The amount of RAM / internal memory: 8 GB / 256 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4700mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 20 MP / 64/13/5/2 MP
  • Memory card slot: no

ASUS Zenfone 7 ZS670KS 8/128GB

A new flagship from ASUS that can surprise you with a retractable camera mechanism. In fact, there is simply no front camera here – its functions are performed by the main camera, which, if necessary, rotates and appears above the body. Cool idea that was used in the smartphone of the last generation.

ASUS Zenfone 7 received a 6.67-inch AMOLED matrix, the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and 8 GB of RAM, a 5000 mAh battery with fast charging, a scanner in the power key.

The camera is triple: wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.67 inches / 2400 × 1080
  • Device weight: 230 g
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • The amount of RAM / built-in memory: 8 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5000mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 64/12/8 MP
  • Memory card slot: yes

Xiaomi Mi 9T 6/64GB

It may be difficult, but Xiaomi Mi 9T can still be found on sale.

This is a smartphone with a retractable front camera, powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset. The memory capacity is 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. Battery capacity – 4000 mAh, fast charging is supported.

The chamber is triple. Modules: main, wide-angle and telephoto. Shoots well. By the way, regarding the face unlock function – it is here: if necessary, the front camera appears from the bowels of the case, after which the screen is unlocked.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.39 inches / 2340 × 1080
  • Device weight: 191g
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • The amount of RAM / internal memory: 6 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 20 MP / 48/8/13 MP
  • Memory card slot: no

HONOR 9X Premium 6/128GB

A slightly more advanced version of the HONOR 9X, which received the Premium prefix. Which changes?

In fact, there are very few of them: an additional wide-angle module with a resolution of 8 MP has appeared, as well as an additional 2 GB of RAM.

Great? All the more surprising is the fact that the Premium version did not receive the NFC sensor, which is in the younger version.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.59 inches / 2340 × 1080
  • Device weight: 197g
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • The amount of RAM / internal memory: 6 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 16 MP / 48/8/2 MP
  • Memory card slot: yes

OnePlus 7 Pro 8/256GB

The flagship OnePlus of the previous generation also received a retractable camera, which has already been abandoned in the latest generation.

This is not just a flagship, but one of the most powerful smartphones in the world, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and 8GB of RAM. The main camera has three modules: main, wide-angle and telephoto. It shoots well, worse at night, but overall the result is very good for the flagship class of devices.

Note the gorgeous display with support for 90 Hz, a huge power reserve, stereo speakers, long battery life.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.67 inches / 3120 × 1440
  • Device weight: 206g
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • The amount of RAM / internal memory: 8 GB / 256 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 16 MP / 48/16/8 MP
  • Memory card slot: no

OPPO Reno 2Z 8 / 128GB

OPPO Reno 2Z impresses not so much with its retractable camera, but with its cool appearance of the back cover.

The specs are good: MediaTek Helio P90 chipset, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM, 4000mAh battery with Oppo VOOC Flash Charge support, cool 6.5-inch AMOLED screen.

There are 4 modules in the chamber. The main one is Sony IMX586, which is found on many other smartphones. Shoots well during the day, easier at night. There is a night mode, but it is not as good as on the older Reno 2 model.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.5 inches / 2340 × 1080
  • Device weight: 195g
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P90
  • The amount of RAM / built-in memory: 8 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 16 MP / 48/8/2/2 MP
  • Memory card slot: yes

Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro 6/128GB

The same Poco F2 Pro, only in this version the amount of memory was reduced to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in.

The specified version is priced slightly cheaper.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.67 inches / 2400 × 1080
  • Device weight: 219g
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • The amount of RAM / internal memory: 6 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4700mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 20 MP / 64/13/5/2 MP
  • Memory card slot: no

Samsung Galaxy A80

The swivel mechanism of the Samsung Galaxy A80 cannot be called anything other than innovative: the main camera is used as the front camera, which slides up and flips at the same time. We have not seen such a tricky mechanism on other smartphones. It’s a shame that Samsung Galaxy A80 is hard to find on sale today.

This is a powerful smartphone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset and 8GB of RAM. It has a large 6.7-inch high-resolution AMOLED display with an on-screen fingerprint scanner.

The camera has three modules: main, wide-angle and depth-of-field sensor. It is important to note one point: the algorithms for creating the main photo and for the front one are slightly different.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.7 inches / 2400 × 1080
  • Device weight: 220g
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • The amount of RAM / built-in memory: 8 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3700mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 48/8 / ToF MP
  • Memory card slot: no

TECNO Camon 15 PRO

A smartphone with a retractable camera from the up-and-coming company TECNO.

There is a large 6.6-inch high-resolution screen, a 4000 mAh battery, a camera of 4 modules, which generally shoots well for its class, a Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 chip, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM.

In general, the smartphone turned out to be successful, especially for its money. It’s a pity the NFC module is missing.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.6 inches / 2340 × 1080
  • Device weight: 204g
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35
  • The amount of RAM / built-in memory: 8 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 32/48/5/2 / AI-camera MP
  • Memory card slot: yes

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro 6/128GB

Externally, the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro literally copies the Mi 9T model, although there are several important differences between the two. And that’s why Mi 9T Pro is more expensive.

Firstly, this version received an additional bright light color. Secondly, the manufacturer has installed the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. Thirdly, a 27W charger is used. Finally, the main camera module is more modern and takes slightly better shots.

Otherwise, there are no differences, except in price.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.39 inches / 2340 × 1080
  • Device weight: 191g
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • The amount of RAM / internal memory: 6 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 20 MP / 48/8/13 MP
  • Memory card slot: no

OPPO Reno

OPPO Reno stands out mainly for its unusual camera lift – you can see it in the photo below. It looks very unusual.

The specs are not bad: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, 6GB of RAM and a whopping 256GB of ROM, fast charging, NFC sensor, 6.4-inch AMOLED display.

The camera is double: the main module and the scene depth sensor. Shoots well.

  • Screen diagonal / resolution: 6.4 inches / 2340 × 1080
  • Device weight: 185g
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • The amount of RAM / built-in memory: 6 GB / 256 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3765mAh
  • Camera resolution front / rear: 16 MP / 48/5 MP
  • Memory card slot: no

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