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Next-gen LG Q-series phones are portrayed as having the most unique camera humps out there

LG's alleged new CAD renders. (Source: 91Mobiles)
LG's alleged new CAD renders. (Source: 91Mobiles)
LG is projected to launch phones called the Q63 and Q83 in 2021. Now, a new leak points to a design for one or both of these devices that seriously bucks the square-cam trend. It seems the OEM has crafted triangle-shaped housings instead, that encompass a large main sensor and up to 3 more.

The last few years has seen an inexorable trend toward unremittingly square or rectangular housings for the rear camera arrays of smartphones. These "humps" have become a dominant feature in some 2020 models, and apparently threaten to start engulfing frames as well in 2021. However, one OEM, LG, seems poised to start a new trend instead: the triangular rear camera.

This feature is heavily alluded to in CAD renders with which the blog 91Mobiles has allegedly been furnished. These images are touted as associated with the Q63 and/or Q83, which may turn out to be mid-rangers for the coming year. They distinctly show a generic candybar form-factor (USB type C charging port, bottom-firing speaker grille, side-mounted fingerprint reader and all) but with rear cameras showcased in a triangular module.

The interesting schematics also give the impression that the resulting phone could have a unibody chassis, perhaps made of metal or plastic, with the new hump acting as a "window" (probably made of glass) for the rear cameras. Of these, one is a markedly large concentric circle with 4 smaller ones (up to 3 of which could also be sensors) arranged around it.

Should this leak prove genuine, it may be a refreshing change from the regular protrusions seen up until now. With the Velvet and screen-swiveling Wing, LG has already shown it can pull off departures from typical smartphone looks. Hopefully, this new Q-series phone will prove to be more of the same.

All-angle CAD renders for the alleged triangle-cam phone. (Source: 91Mobiles)
All-angle CAD renders for the alleged triangle-cam phone. (Source: 91Mobiles)
 

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-11-18 (Update: 2020-11-18)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.