#google and #apple are ushering in an era of ugly square phone cameras


Google’s official reveal of the Pixel 4’s design confirmed the leaks: much like Apple’s rumored iPhone 11, the Pixel 4 is set to feature a massive, square-shaped camera module on the back. With both Apple and Google now on board, it seems that giant, postage-stamp-sized camera bumps are officially set to be the latest design indignity that smartphone owners will be forced to suffer.

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The iPhone 11 (or whatever Apple ends up calling it) and Pixel 4 didn’t invent the giant camera bulge. Nokia in particular was once known for it on its Nokia N8 and PureView models, promising that the unsightly hardware would result in far better pictures. But now, it seems, after years of pivoting towards smaller…

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