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LG's answer to ugly square camera bumps is a new 'Raindrop' camera design

LG's new phone features a triple rear camera setup resembling a falling raindrop.

Published onApril 9, 2020

LG new smartphone design 2020

LG is teasing a new, minimalistic design for an unnamed upcoming smartphone. The refreshed design is inspired by “the natural world” and features something the company calls the “Raindrop” camera module.

Unlike the huge square and rectangular camera bumps we’re seeing on phones these days, LG’s design actually seems pleasant to look at. The back of the mystery LG phone features a triple camera array accompanied by an LED flash. The arrangement of the cameras in descending order of size resembles a falling raindrop.

LG notes that the main camera is slightly raised while the other two sit flush with the body of the phone.

Another element that LG is introducing to the new phone is something it calls the “3D Arc” design. This basically refers to the curved edges of the front and rear, a lot like the waterfall screens we’ve been seeing lately.

LG Raindrop Camera Design 2020

“This handset will be a first-look at the competitive edge we will be bringing to every LG smartphone going forward,” Head of LG’s Mobile Communications Design Lab, Cha Yong-duk, noted in an official press post.

We’re not sure what the upcoming LG phone is called, but recent rumors have pointed to the launch of a brand-new premium line from the company. The news came after LG reportedly ditched its G-series branding amidst a business strategy shake-up.

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In terms of specs, LG’s new premium phones are expected to feature 5G connectivity and Snapdragon 7-series chipsets.

The series is rumored to launch on May 15. However, we’ve still not received any official confirmation about the launch date from the brand. We’ll keep you posted as and when we know more.

Until then, tell us what you think of LG’s new “Raindrop” camera design in the comments below.

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