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Leaked photo of a Nokia phone with 5 rear cameras is a trypophobic's nightmare

If you're trypophobic, you might not want to click on this link.

Published onSeptember 6, 2018

  • A newly-leaked image shows a Nokia smartphone with five rear camera lenses.
  • The lenses are organized in a circular fashion, which is a little unsettling.
  • The leaked image lines up with other news pertaining to Nokia’s future camera plans.

Before we get into the news here, we should warn you: if you’re trypophobic you might not want to scroll down. If you don’t know what trypophobic means, we’d advise you not to Google it, as it will probably give you nightmares. We’ll save you a search: trypophobia is an aversion to the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps.

With that warning out of the way, we can now tell you about a newly-leaked image that seems to depict an unreleased Nokia-branded smartphone with a whopping five camera lenses on the rear. The lenses are arranged in a circular pattern with the addition of a circular flash and circular sensor.

You can see the leaked image below, via ITHome:

A leaked image of a Nokia phone with five camera lenses on the rear.

As outrageous as the image looks, this does line up with info we already know about HMD Global (the company that owns the mobile Nokia brand) and its plans for camera lenses on smartphones.

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For example, we know that HMD purchased the PureView trademark from Microsoft a few weeks ago, which leads us to believe that HMD plans to bring back the famous camera branding. We also know there’s a rumor about the Nokia 10 sporting a camera module similar to this. And, finally, we also know that Nokia (before HMD took over) invested in a startup that focuses on multi-lens cameras.

In other words, while the image above may not be legit, it certainly lines up very well with industry rumors.

We can only hope that HMD doesn’t actually employ this design on a smartphone that will hit the market. While it’s certainly not a terrible idea to have that many lenses on a smartphone, this design, in particular, will leave many people feeling uneasy.

What do you think? Is the phone legit, or is it a fake? Would you buy a phone that looked like this? Let us know in the comments!

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