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Oppo Patents Mobile Game Controller with Built-in Headphone Storage: Report

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Oppo seems to have a mobile gaming controller that has a headphone storage compartment in the pipeline. An older patent, filed in September 2019 for this device with registration number CN112451961A, was spotted and the image in the patent shows an Xbox-style controller with a telephone stand attached at the top and two slots at the bottom. The patent was reportedly published in March this year. However, Oppo has not yet shared information about it and it is unclear whether this mobile gaming controller will ever see the light of day.

The patent, entitled “Game Controller”, was published by Oppo Guangdong Mobile Communications, as reports from ITHome. It shows a controller that has two analog sticks, a D-pad and four or five buttons. The analog sticks are misaligned, similar to the Xbox controller. Attached to the top is a phone stand that will allow the user to still have access to the USB port and headphone jack of their phone, if any, while playing with the controller. Some controllers attach to both sides of the phones, effectively blocking the USB port and headphone jack.

According to the report, there is also a housing for headphones. It states that when not in use, the headphones can be stored in the controller for easy access when needed. The slots at the bottom, as seen in the image, look as if they contain real wireless stereo headphones, but it is not clear exactly how this will work. In addition, there is a central button that is somewhat raised by the controller, which can simply be a representation of the power button. Both the Xbox and PlayStation controllers have power buttons arranged in a similar way.

Oppo does not currently share any information on a mobile game controller. We will have to wait for the company to share more information about the controller, as at this point details such as compatibility, usability and functionality would be pure speculation.


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