CN112188040A - Mobile terminal - Google Patents

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CN112188040A
CN112188040A CN201910587657.5A CN201910587657A CN112188040A CN 112188040 A CN112188040 A CN 112188040A CN 201910587657 A CN201910587657 A CN 201910587657A CN 112188040 A CN112188040 A CN 112188040A
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王富敏
王玉文
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    • HELECTRICITY
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    • H04N23/00Cameras or camera modules comprising electronic image sensors; Control thereof
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Abstract

The disclosure relates to a mobile terminal, which comprises a shell and a camera assembly, wherein the camera assembly is arranged in the shell and comprises a camera, a motion module and a driving mechanism, the driving mechanism is connected with the motion module, and the driving mechanism can drive the motion module to extend out of the shell; the camera is rotatably installed on the motion module, and after the motion module stretched out the casing, the camera can be rotated arbitrary angle in arbitrary direction and is shot, uses as leading camera or rear camera. The camera component is located in the shell when the camera is not used in the mobile terminal provided by the disclosure, when the camera is used, the motion module driven by the driving mechanism moves, and the camera extends out of the shell to be used as a rear camera and/or a front camera. Because the camera component is positioned in the shell when the camera is not used, the camera does not occupy the screen space on the front side of the mobile terminal, and the screen occupation ratio of the mobile terminal is favorably improved.

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Mobile terminal
Technical Field
The present disclosure relates to the field of terminal equipment technology, and in particular, to a mobile terminal.
Background
With the progress of science and technology, in order to provide better visual effect and use experience for users, the screens of mobile terminals such as mobile phones and tablets are larger and narrower, and the pursuit of higher screen occupation ratio is the current development trend. However, as the screen occupation ratio of the mobile terminal is higher and higher, the placement of the front camera originally positioned on the front side of the mobile terminal in the mobile terminal becomes very inconvenient.
In order to avoid the situation that the front-facing camera occupies too much space on the frame, the front-facing camera and the sensor are generally arranged at the center of the top of the screen in a centralized manner in the related art, but the screen occupation ratio is affected by the arrangement manner, so how to reasonably arrange the front-facing camera of the mobile terminal on the premise of not affecting the screen occupation ratio becomes a problem which needs to be solved at present.
Disclosure of Invention
To overcome the problems in the related art, embodiments of the present disclosure provide a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes a housing and a camera assembly, wherein,
the camera assembly is arranged in the shell and comprises a camera, a motion module and a driving mechanism, the camera is rotatably arranged on the motion module, and the driving mechanism can drive the motion module to extend out of the shell;
the camera is rotatably installed on the motion module, the motion module stretches out behind the casing, but the camera arbitrary direction rotates arbitrary angle and shoots, uses as leading camera or rearmounted camera.
The technical scheme provided by the embodiment of the disclosure can have the following beneficial effects:
in the mobile terminal provided by the embodiment of the disclosure, the camera assembly comprises a driving mechanism, a motion module and a camera connected to the motion module, the camera assembly is located in the shell when the camera is not used, and when the camera is used, the motion module driven by the driving mechanism moves, and the camera extends out of the shell to be used as a rear camera and/or a front camera. Because the camera subassembly is located the casing when not using the camera, the camera can not occupy the positive screen space of mobile terminal, is favorable to improving mobile terminal's screen and accounts for the ratio, promptly in the mobile terminal that this disclosed embodiment provided, can rationally set up mobile terminal's leading camera under the prerequisite that does not influence the screen and accounts for the ratio.
As an improvement of the mobile terminal in the embodiment of the present disclosure, a side surface of the housing is provided with a first opening through which the motion module and the camera pass.
As an improvement of the mobile terminal in the embodiment of the present disclosure, a camera port is disposed on a back surface of the housing, and the camera is exposed in the camera port.
As an improvement of the mobile terminal in the embodiment of the disclosure, the motion module includes a slider connected to the driving mechanism, and a rotating shaft mounted on the slider and capable of rotating relative to the slider, and the camera is disposed on the rotating shaft.
As an improvement of the mobile terminal in the embodiment of the disclosure, the driving mechanism includes a first motor for driving the rotating shaft to rotate, and a second motor for driving the sliding block to move.
As an improvement of the mobile terminal in the embodiment of the present disclosure, a guide groove is formed in the housing, the guide groove is formed inward from the first opening, and the motion module is slidably mounted in the guide groove.
As an improvement of the mobile terminal in the embodiment of the present disclosure, a blind hole is formed in a side wall of the guide groove, a telescopic pin pointing to the motion module is installed in the blind hole, a groove matched with the telescopic pin is formed in a side surface of the motion module, and two side surfaces of the groove perpendicular to a moving direction of the motion module are inclined surfaces.
As an improvement of the mobile terminal in the embodiment of the disclosure, the driving mechanism includes a second motor and a cam connected to the second motor, and a profile surface of the cam is in contact with the force-bearing end of the motion module.
As an improvement of the mobile terminal in the embodiment of the present disclosure, a buffering elastic sheet is disposed inside a port of the guide groove.
As an improvement of the mobile terminal in the embodiment of the present disclosure, the mobile terminal further includes a processor electrically connected to the camera assembly.
It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description are exemplary and explanatory only and are not restrictive of the disclosure. In addition to the technical problems solved by the present invention, the technical features constituting the technical solutions, and the advantages brought by the technical features of the technical solutions described above, other technical problems that can be solved by the mobile terminal provided by the embodiments of the present disclosure, other technical features included in the technical solutions, and advantages brought by the technical features will be further described in detail in the detailed description.
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Fig. 1 is a first diagram illustrating a rear structure of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment;
fig. 2 is a schematic diagram of a back structure of a mobile terminal according to the first embodiment;
fig. 3 is a front view of the mobile terminal of fig. 2;
fig. 4 is a schematic structural view of the mobile terminal in fig. 2 in a top view direction;
fig. 5 is a schematic diagram of a back structure of a mobile terminal according to the second embodiment;
fig. 6 is a schematic diagram of a back structure of a mobile terminal according to the second embodiment;
fig. 7 is a front view of the mobile terminal of fig. 6;
fig. 8 is an enlarged schematic view of the camera and the motion module in fig. 7.
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10-a housing;
11-a guide groove;
21-a camera;
22-a motion module;
23-a rotating shaft;
30-screen;
40-fixing the camera.
Detailed Description
Reference will now be made in detail to the exemplary embodiments, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings. When the following description refers to the accompanying drawings, like numbers in different drawings represent the same or similar elements unless otherwise indicated. The embodiments described in the following exemplary embodiments do not represent all embodiments consistent with the present invention. Rather, they are merely examples of apparatus and methods consistent with certain aspects of the invention, as detailed in the appended claims.
Example one
The embodiment of the invention provides a mobile terminal, which comprises a shell 10 and a camera assembly, wherein the camera assembly is installed in the shell 10 and comprises a camera 21, a motion module 22 and a driving mechanism, the camera 21 is rotatably installed on the motion module 22, and the driving mechanism can drive the motion module 22 to enable the camera 21 to extend out of the shell 10; the camera 21 is rotatably installed on the motion module 22, and after the motion module 22 extends out of the housing 10, the camera 21 can rotate in any direction and any angle to take a picture and is used as a front camera or a rear camera.
In the mobile terminal provided in the embodiment of the present invention, the camera assembly is installed in the housing 10, specifically, the camera assembly includes one camera 21, a motion module 22 and a driving mechanism, where the number of the cameras 21 may be one or multiple, and this embodiment is not particularly limited to this, and may be selected according to actual situations. The mobile terminal may be a mobile phone, a computer, a digital broadcast terminal, a messaging device, a game console, a tablet device, a medical device, a fitness device, a personal digital assistant, or the like. The camera 21, the motion module 22 and the driving mechanism in this embodiment are all hidden inside the housing 10 in an initial state, which is to be noted that the initial state in this embodiment refers to a state where the camera assembly is not used or activated.
As shown in fig. 1-4, fig. 1 is a first schematic diagram illustrating a back structure of a mobile terminal according to a first embodiment; fig. 2 is a schematic diagram of a back structure of a mobile terminal according to the first embodiment; fig. 3 is a front view of the mobile terminal of fig. 2; fig. 4 is a schematic structural view of the mobile terminal in fig. 2 in a top view direction.
In a possible implementation manner, the housing 10 is provided with an accommodating space from the top downwards, the motion module 22 and the driving mechanism are both arranged in the accommodating space, in an initial state, the top of the motion module 22 is horizontally flush with the top of the housing 10, so that the appearance of the housing 10 is flat and beautiful, and the bottom of the motion module 22 is connected with the driving mechanism, specifically, fixedly connected or detachably connected; in the use state, the driving mechanism can drive the motion module 22 to move upwards, and the motion module 22 extends outwards from the top of the shell 10. The camera 21 can rotate in any direction by any angle for taking pictures, that is, the camera 21 mounted on the motion module 22 can change the shooting angle by rotating, and the range of the rotation angle is 360 °, so when the camera 21 rotates to the position facing the right back of the mobile terminal at the angle shown in fig. 1, the camera 21 in this embodiment can be used as a rear camera, and when the camera 21 rotates to the position facing the right front of the mobile terminal at the angle shown in fig. 2 and 3, the camera 21 in this embodiment can be used as a front camera.
In another possible implementation manner, the housing 10 is provided with an accommodating space from the side surface inwards, in an initial state, the motion module 22 and the driving mechanism are both arranged in the accommodating space, the camera 21 is mounted on the motion module 22, one side surface of the motion module 22 is vertically flush with the side surface of the housing 10, so that the exterior of the housing 10 is flat and beautiful, and the other side surface of the motion module 22 is connected with the driving mechanism, specifically, fixedly connected or detachably connected; in the use state, the driving mechanism can drive the motion module 22 to move outwards, and the motion module 22 extends outwards from the side face of the shell 10. Also, since the camera 21 mounted on the motion module 22 can change a photographing angle by rotating, the camera 21 in this embodiment can be used as a front camera or a rear camera by rotating.
On the basis of the above embodiments, the driving mechanism in the present embodiment can drive the motion module 22 to generate a linear motion, i.e., can drive the motion module 22 to extend out of the housing 10. It should be further noted that the camera 21 in this embodiment is rotatably mounted on the motion module 22, and when the motion module 22 is driven by the driving mechanism to extend out of the housing 10, the camera 21 extends out of the housing 10 together with the motion module 22; the camera 21 can rotate relative to the motion module 22, and the rotation motion of the camera 21 can be directly driven by a driving mechanism or can be manually controlled by a user.
The housing 10 in this embodiment may be a plastic housing 10, or may also be a metal housing 10, and the material of the housing 10 in this embodiment is not specifically limited, and may be selected according to actual situations. The motion module 22 in this embodiment may be a rectangular parallelepiped, or may be a cylinder or other irregular shape, for example, the motion module 22 may be a rectangular metal frame structure, and the camera 21 is fixedly connected to the center of the metal frame, and one side of the metal frame is flush with one side of the housing 10 in the initial state. The other side of the metal frame is connected with a driving mechanism, and the driving mechanism in the embodiment can comprise a gear rack, a lead screw, a cam and other transmission mechanisms.
Taking the case 10 with an accommodating space arranged from the top to the bottom as an example for description, when a user needs to use the mobile terminal provided in the first embodiment to take a picture, the user can first control the driving structure to drive the motion module 22 to move through the processor, the motion module 22 extends upwards from the accommodating space, and the direction in which the camera 21 faces is the direction in which the back of the case 10 faces, so that the camera 21 can be used as a rear camera at this time; when a user needs to use the camera 21 as a front camera, the processor controls the driving mechanism to drive the camera 21 to rotate relative to the motion module 22, after the camera 21 rotates 180 degrees, the direction in which the camera 21 faces is the direction in which the screen 30 of the mobile terminal faces, at this time, the camera 21 can be used as the front camera, the operation is convenient and fast, the use area of the front panel of the mobile terminal is saved due to the arrangement of the camera 21 and the motion module 22, and the screen occupation ratio is favorably improved.
Example two
The second embodiment of the present invention provides a mobile terminal, which includes a housing 10 and a camera assembly, wherein the camera assembly is installed in the housing 10, the camera assembly includes a camera 21, a motion module 22 and a driving mechanism, the camera 21 is rotatably installed on the motion module 22, and the driving mechanism is connected with the motion module 22 to drive the motion module 22 to move. The mobile terminal may be a mobile phone, a computer, a digital broadcast terminal, a messaging device, a game console, a tablet device, a medical device, a fitness device, a personal digital assistant, or the like.
In the mobile terminal provided by the embodiment of the present invention, the camera assembly is installed in the housing 10, and specifically, the camera assembly includes a camera 21, a motion module 22 and a driving mechanism, the driving mechanism in this embodiment is hidden inside the housing 10, the motion module 22 and the camera 21 installed thereon are installed inside the housing 10, a through hole may be provided on the back surface of the housing 10, so that the camera 21 is exposed from the through hole to the back surface of the housing 10, and such an arrangement enables the camera 21 to be used as a rear camera in an initial state. It should be noted that the initial state in this embodiment refers to a state in which the camera head assembly is not used or activated.
As shown in fig. 5-7, fig. 5 is a schematic diagram of a back structure of a mobile terminal according to a second embodiment; fig. 6 is a schematic diagram of a back structure of a mobile terminal according to the second embodiment; fig. 7 is a front view of the mobile terminal of fig. 6.
As shown in fig. 5, in the initial state, the driving mechanism is hidden inside the housing 10 in the initial state, the back surface of the housing 10 is provided with a through hole, the through hole is located corresponding to the moving module 22, the area of the through hole is greater than or equal to the area of the moving module 22, and the through hole is located to expose the moving module 22 and the camera 21 on the back surface of the housing 10. Specifically, in one possible implementation, the housing 10 is provided with a receiving space for receiving the camera assembly from the top to the bottom, the receiving space has a through hole formed in the back of the housing 10, the driving mechanism, the moving module 22 and the camera 21 are all disposed in the receiving space, and the moving module 22 and the camera 21 face the through hole in the back of the housing 10, so as to be exposed at the back of the housing 10.
In the initial state, the camera 21 in the present embodiment may be used as a rear camera when it is at an angle as shown in fig. 5; in the use state, the driving mechanism can drive the motion module 22 to move upwards, and the motion module 22 extends outwards from the top of the shell 10. The camera 21 can rotate in any direction and any angle to take pictures, that is, the camera 21 mounted on the motion module 22 can change the shooting angle by rotating, and the range of the rotation angle is 360 °, so that when the camera 21 rotates to the angle shown in fig. 6 and 7 relative to the motion module 22 in the embodiment, the camera can be used as a front camera.
The housing 10 in this embodiment may be a plastic housing or a metal housing, and the material of the housing 10 in this embodiment is not specifically limited, and may be selected according to actual situations. The shape of the motion module 22 in this embodiment may be a rectangular parallelepiped, or may be a cylinder or other irregular shapes, for example, the motion module 22 may be a rectangular metal frame structure, the camera 21 is fixedly connected to the center of the metal frame, the metal frame is located in the accommodating space, and the area of the metal frame is smaller than or equal to the area of the opening on the back of the housing 10. The bottom of the metal frame is connected with a driving mechanism, and the driving mechanism in the embodiment can comprise a gear rack, a lead screw, a cam and other transmission mechanisms.
On the basis of the foregoing embodiment, when a user needs to take a picture using the mobile terminal provided in the second embodiment, firstly, the camera 21 is exposed at the back surface of the housing 10, so that the camera 21 can be directly used as a rear camera, secondly, when the user needs to use the camera 21 as a front camera, firstly, the processor controls the driving structure to drive the motion module 22 to move, the motion module 22 protrudes upwards from the accommodating space, then the processor controls the driving mechanism to drive the camera 21 to rotate relative to the motion module 22, when the camera 21 rotates 180 °, the direction in which the camera 21 faces is the direction in which the screen 30 of the mobile terminal faces, at this time, the camera 21 can be used as a front camera, the operation is convenient and fast, and the arrangement of the camera 21 and the motion module 22 saves the use area of the front panel of the mobile terminal, is beneficial to improving the screen occupation ratio.
In addition, the mobile terminal in this embodiment further includes one or more of the following components: memory, power components, sensor components, communication components, and input/output (I/O) interfaces. The processor typically controls the overall operation of the mobile terminal, such as operations associated with display, telephone calls, data communications, camera operations, and recording operations. The processor may include one or more processors to execute instructions to perform all or a portion of the steps of the method described above. Further, the processor may include one or more modules that facilitate interaction between the different components. The power components provide power to various components of the mobile terminal, which may include a power management system, one or more power sources, and other components associated with generating, managing, and distributing power for the mobile terminal. The sensor assembly comprises one or more sensors for providing various aspects of state assessment for the mobile terminal, in particular the sensor assembly may comprise an acceleration sensor, a gyroscope sensor, a magnetic sensor, a pressure sensor or a temperature sensor. The I/O interface is used to provide an interface for the mobile terminal, and the peripheral interface module may be a keyboard, a click wheel, buttons, etc., which may include but are not limited to: a home button, a volume button, a start button, and a lock button.
It should be noted that the housing 10 of the mobile terminal in this embodiment may further be provided with a fixed camera 40, specifically, the number of the fixed cameras 40 may be one, or may be multiple, and this embodiment is not particularly limited in this respect. Fixed camera 40 installs and uses as the rear camera at the casing 10 back, and when camera 21 in the camera subassembly rotated to the angle that figure 6 and figure 7 show and used as the leading camera, the setting of fixed camera 40 can regard as the rear camera to avoided camera 21 to need switch many times, fixed camera 40 can also realize rearmounted two cameras with camera 21 cooperation, improved the holistic performance of mobile terminal.
In summary, in the mobile terminal provided in the embodiments of the present invention, the camera assembly includes a driving mechanism, a motion module 22, and a camera 21 connected to the motion module 22, and the camera assembly is located in the housing 10 when the camera 21 is not used, and when the camera 21 is used, the motion module 22 driven by the driving mechanism moves, and the camera 21 extends out of the housing 10 to be used as a rear camera and/or a front camera. Because the camera assembly is located in the housing 10 when the camera 21 is not used, the camera 21 does not occupy the screen space on the front side of the mobile terminal, which is beneficial to improving the screen occupation ratio of the mobile terminal, i.e. in the mobile terminal provided by the embodiment of the present invention, the front camera of the mobile terminal can be reasonably arranged on the premise of not affecting the screen occupation ratio.
Further, in a possible implementation, the side of the housing 10 is provided with a first opening for passing the motion module 22 and the camera 21. In this embodiment, the first opening is disposed on a side surface of the housing 10, and the mobile terminal has four side surfaces, i.e., a top side, a bottom side, a left side and a right side. As shown in fig. 1 and 4, a first opening is provided at a top side of the mobile terminal for the motion module 22 and the camera 21 to pass through, and when the camera assembly is in an initial state, the top side of the motion module 22 is flush with the top side of the housing 10 to ensure an aesthetic appearance of the housing 10.
Further, in a possible implementation, the back of the housing 10 is provided with a camera port in which the camera 21 is exposed. In this embodiment, the camera assembly is located inside the housing 10, and the camera assembly may be disposed near the back of the housing 10. As shown in fig. 5, on the basis of the above embodiment, the camera assembly includes a camera 21, a motion module 22 and a driving mechanism, an accommodating space is provided inside the casing 10, a camera port is provided on the back surface of the casing 10, the driving mechanism is located at a position close to the bottom of the casing 10 in the accommodating space, the motion module 22 is disposed above the driving mechanism, and the camera 21 disposed on the motion module 22 is aligned with the camera port, so that the sealing performance of the driving mechanism is ensured, the camera 21 can be used as a rear camera in an initial state, and the convenience in using the camera 21 is also improved.
Further, on the basis of the above embodiment, the motion module 22 includes a slider connected to the driving mechanism, and a rotating shaft mounted on the slider and capable of rotating relative to the slider, and the camera 21 is disposed on the rotating shaft. In addition to the above embodiments, the camera 21 is rotatably connected to the motion module 22. Specifically, in the present embodiment, the motion module 22 includes a slider and a rotating shaft 23, where the slider may be a rectangular slider, and the slider is provided with a mounting groove for mounting the camera 21 and the rotating shaft 23, as shown in fig. 8, two ends of the rotating shaft 23 are respectively connected to two opposite side walls of the mounting groove; the camera 21 is connected to the center of the rotating shaft 23, and when the rotating shaft 23 rotates, the camera 21 can rotate about the axis of the rotating shaft 23. The structure of the rotating shaft 23 is simple and convenient in this embodiment, and the camera 21 can rotate relative to the slider, so that the camera can be used as a front camera or a rear camera for a user.
Further, in a possible implementation, the driving mechanism includes a first motor for driving the rotation shaft 23 to rotate, and a second motor for driving the slider to move. The driving mechanism is connected to the camera assembly, and in this embodiment, the driving mechanism includes a first motor for driving the rotating shaft 23 to rotate. Specifically, the rotating shaft 23 is used for driving the camera 21 arranged thereon to rotate so as to adjust the direction and the angle, and the rotating shaft 23 in this embodiment is in transmission connection with the first motor. The arrangement of the first motor avoids the need for a user to manually rotate the camera 21, and improves the overall use performance of the camera assembly and the mobile terminal. In addition, the first motor can be in signal connection with the processor, the first motor can be started under the control of the processor and drives the rotating shaft 23 to rotate, and due to the arrangement, a user can directly control the rotation of the camera 21 through the processor of the mobile terminal, so that the use performance of the camera assembly and the whole mobile terminal is further improved.
Further, in a possible implementation manner, a guide groove 11 is provided inside the housing, the guide groove 11 opens inward from the first opening, and the motion module 22 is slidably mounted in the guide groove 11. Specifically, when the camera 21, the motion module 22 and the driving mechanism are all hidden inside the housing 10 in the initial state, the guide groove 11 may be opened downward from the top of the housing 10 or inward from the side surface of the guide groove 11, and in the present embodiment, the guide groove 11 is taken as an example downward from the top of the housing 10. In this embodiment, the driving mechanism is located in the guide slot 11, specifically, the driving mechanism may be fixedly disposed at the bottom of the guide slot 11, and it should be noted that the bottom of the guide slot 11 refers to a portion of the guide slot 11 close to the bottom of the housing 10. The motion module 22 is disposed above and connected to the driving mechanism, and the camera 21 on the motion module 22 can be connected to the driving mechanism. When the user activates the driving mechanism, the driving mechanism can drive the motion module 22 to move upward, so that the motion module 22 extends upward from the guide slot 11. In this embodiment, the motion module 22 may partially extend out of the guide slot 11, or may fully extend out of the guide slot 11, the degree of the motion module 22 extending out of the guide slot 11 is not specifically limited in this embodiment, and may be adjusted according to actual conditions, and in addition, a user may control the degree of the motion module 22 extending out of the guide slot 11 through the processor. Accordingly, the user can control the motion module 22 to retract back into the guide slot 11 through the processor.
Specifically, when the driving mechanism is hidden inside the housing 10, the motion module 22 and the camera 21 mounted thereon are mounted inside the housing 10 and exposed on the back of the housing 10, the guide slot 11 may be opened downward from the top of the housing 10, and the guide slot 11 has a camera opening opened on the back of the housing 10. In this embodiment, the driving mechanism is located in the guide slot 11, specifically, the driving mechanism may be fixedly disposed at the bottom of the guide slot 11, and it should be noted that the bottom of the guide slot 11 refers to a portion of the guide slot 11 close to the bottom of the housing 10. The motion module 22 is disposed above and connected to the driving mechanism, and the camera 21 on the motion module 22 can be connected to the driving mechanism. The motion module 22 is aligned with the camera port such that the camera 21 is exposed at the rear surface of the housing 10. When the user activates the driving mechanism, the driving mechanism can drive the motion module 22 to move upward, so that the motion module 22 extends upward from the guide slot 11. In this embodiment, the motion module 22 may partially extend out of the guide slot 11, or may fully extend out of the guide slot 11, the degree of the motion module 22 extending out of the guide slot 11 is not specifically limited in this embodiment, and may be adjusted according to actual conditions, and in addition, a user may control the degree of the motion module 22 extending out of the guide slot 11 through the processor. Accordingly, the user can control the motion module 22 to retract back into the guide slot 11 through the processor.
Further, on the basis of the above embodiment, the side wall of the guide groove 11 is provided with a blind hole, a telescopic pin pointing to the motion module 22 is installed in the blind hole, a groove matched with the telescopic pin is arranged on the side surface of the motion module 22, and two side surfaces of the groove perpendicular to the moving direction of the motion module 22 are inclined surfaces. The guide groove 11 is provided with a telescopic pin for clamping the moving module 22. Specifically, the guide groove 11 is taken as an example of downward movement from the top of the housing 10, in this embodiment, the two side walls of the guide groove 11 are respectively provided with a telescopic pin, the number of the telescopic pins on each side may be one, or may be multiple, and the present embodiment specifically limits the number of the telescopic pins. The lateral wall of guide way 11 is provided with the blind hole, and the telescopic pin sets up in the blind hole, and every blind hole corresponds a telescopic pin, in addition, can also be provided with in the blind hole with telescopic pin matched with spring, the spring contacts or is connected with the one end that is located the blind hole of telescopic pin, the other end of telescopic pin stretches out above-mentioned blind hole, is provided with the recess on the lateral wall of motion module 22, the other end and this recess of telescopic pin cooperate.
In the use process, when the camera assembly is in an initial state, the motion module 22 is positioned in the guide groove 11, at the moment, the telescopic pin extends into the groove, the telescopic pin is extruded by the groove to move into the blind hole, and the spring in the blind hole is extruded to be compressed, so that the telescopic pin is clamped with the motion module 22; when the camera head assembly is driven by the driving mechanism to move upwards, the moving module 22 moves upwards relative to the telescopic pins, and the telescopic pins slide out of the corresponding grooves. The arrangement of the grooves and the telescopic pins in the embodiment improves the reliability of the matching of the motion module 22 and the guide groove 11.
Further, in one possible implementation, the driving mechanism includes a second motor and a cam connected to the second motor, and a profile surface of the cam is in contact with the force-bearing end of the motion module 22. Specifically, the second motor is used to rotate a cam, which is used to drive the motion module 22 to make a linear motion. In the embodiment, the moving module 22 is extended from the top of the housing 10 as an example, the bottom of the moving module 22 contacts with the edge of a cam, the cam is connected to a second motor, the cam can rotate under the driving of the second motor, and the moving module 22 contacting with the edge of the cam is used as a follower and moves linearly under the driving of the cam. The present embodiment uses the cam to drive the motion module 22, and has a simple and compact structure and is easy to manufacture.
Further, in another possible implementation manner, the driving mechanism includes a second motor and a lead screw connected with the second motor, and the motion module 22 is provided with a threaded hole matched with the lead screw. Specifically, the second motor is used to drive a lead screw, and the lead screw is used to drive the motion module 22 to make linear motion. In the embodiment, taking the motion module 22 extending from the top of the housing 10 as an example, the screw may be a ball screw, one end of the ball screw is in transmission connection with the second motor, and the other end of the ball screw is matched with the threaded hole, and the ball screw can convert the rotary motion generated by the second motor into a linear motion. The present embodiment uses a lead screw to drive the motion module 22, and has high precision, high efficiency, and small frictional resistance.
Further, in a possible implementation manner, a buffering elastic sheet is arranged inside the port of the guide groove 11. Specifically, the buffering elastic sheet may be disposed inside the port of the guide slot 11, or between the bottom of the guide slot 11 and the motion module 22, and the buffering elastic sheet is used for buffering the motion module 22. The number of the buffering elastic pieces is not particularly limited, and the buffering elastic pieces can be selected according to actual conditions.
Further, in a possible implementation manner, the mobile terminal further comprises a processor, and the processor is electrically connected with the camera assembly. The processor is electrically connected to the camera assembly, and the processor in this embodiment may be a processor of the mobile terminal itself. Specifically, the processor may be connected to the driving mechanism and the camera 21, respectively, and when the user needs to use the camera 21, the processor controls the driving mechanism to move, and the driving mechanism drives the motion module 22 to pop out, so that the camera 21 is exposed out of the housing 10; the processor can control the camera 21 to rotate relative to the motion module 22, and can also control the camera 21 to perform shooting and other operations.
With regard to the apparatus in the above-described embodiment, the specific manner in which each module performs the operation has been described in detail in the embodiment related to the method, and will not be elaborated here.
Other embodiments of the invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art from consideration of the specification and practice of the invention disclosed herein. This application is intended to cover any variations, uses, or adaptations of the invention following, in general, the principles of the invention and including such departures from the present disclosure as come within known or customary practice within the art to which the invention pertains. It is intended that the specification and examples be considered as exemplary only, with a true scope and spirit of the invention being indicated by the following claims.
It will be understood that the invention is not limited to the precise arrangements described above and shown in the drawings and that various modifications and changes may be made without departing from the scope thereof. The scope of the invention is limited only by the appended claims.

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1. A mobile terminal comprising a housing and a camera assembly, wherein,
the camera assembly is arranged in the shell and comprises a camera, a motion module and a driving mechanism, the driving mechanism is connected with the motion module, and the driving mechanism can drive the motion module to extend out of the shell;
the camera is rotatably installed on the motion module, the motion module stretches out behind the casing, but the camera arbitrary direction rotates arbitrary angle and shoots, uses as leading camera or rearmounted camera.
2. The mobile terminal according to claim 1, wherein a side of the housing is provided with a first opening for the motion module and the camera to pass through.
3. The mobile terminal according to claim 2, wherein a camera port is provided at a rear surface of the housing, and the camera is exposed in the camera port.
4. The mobile terminal according to claim 3, wherein the motion module comprises a slider connected to the driving mechanism, and a rotating shaft mounted on the slider and capable of rotating relative to the slider, and the camera is disposed on the rotating shaft.
5. The mobile terminal according to claim 4, wherein the driving mechanism comprises a first motor for driving the rotation shaft to rotate, and a second motor for driving the slider to move.
6. The mobile terminal according to claim 5, wherein a guide slot is provided inside the housing, the guide slot opening inward from the first opening, and the motion module is slidably mounted in the guide slot.
7. The mobile terminal according to claim 6, wherein the side wall of the guide groove is provided with a blind hole, a telescopic pin pointing to the motion module is installed in the blind hole, a groove matched with the telescopic pin is formed in the side surface of the motion module, and two side surfaces of the groove perpendicular to the moving direction of the motion module are inclined surfaces.
8. The mobile terminal of claim 7, wherein the driving mechanism comprises a cam coupled to the second motor, and wherein a profile of the cam contacts the force-bearing end of the motion module.
9. The mobile terminal according to claim 8, wherein a buffering spring is disposed inside the port of the guide groove.
10. The mobile terminal of claim 1, further comprising a processor electrically coupled to the camera assembly.
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