Opinion | The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra looks worse than could have been imagined
The Galaxy S20 Ultra will be an excellent smartphone, that should go without saying. Its hardware alone tells us as much, with Samsung seemingly bringing the best that it can offer to compete against other flagship OEMs. Let us take a step back from marvelling at the spec sheet for a moment though, and concentrate on its design.
Google and Apple have received plenty of ridicule for embracing huge camera housings, but Samsung is going above and beyond with the S20 Ultra. Not only does it look to have moved to the square housings of its competitors, but it appears to have made its even larger and with an additional element to boot. In our opinion, the S20 and S20 Plus look more elegant in this regard, albeit while carrying one fewer rear-facing sensor.
Is a camera housing this large even that practical? They typically stick out from the back glass by at least 1 mm, so the S20 Ultra may feel quite the beast when resting in your pocket. Regardless, there must have been a more aesthetically pleasing way of arranging four camera lenses and an LED flash than this, right?