24 April 2020
LG is widely rumored to be working on a new smartphone that will be different from its previously released G-series. It is reported to have a completely new branding with a release claimed to be on March 15th. LG has now released an official blog post teasing about Raindrop camera and 3D Arc design for the upcoming smartphone.
The post mentions that the next LG smartphone will feature a minimalistic design language inspired by the "natural world with a visual form factor". It is starting with a new camera module design referred to as the "Raindrop". This is because multiple camera sensors have been placed in the descending order of the size. It means the first sensor is the biggest and all subsequent sensors have a decreased size including the LED flash.
As one can notice, the design is exactly like how raindrops appear when they fall down. They start bigger in size and all drops after that gets smaller and smaller. LG says the primary camera sensor will sit slightly above the surface and the remaining two sensors lie seamlessly under the glass.
Next up, 3D Arc Design will be the new thing about the new smartphone. LG says that it has the display and rear edges symmetrically curved to offer a more natural in-hand feeling. It says that the design will not only be eye-pleasing but will also make the device easier to hold.
It goes without saying that we will have to wait until seeing the device in person before making an opinion about the smartphone's design. But, LG will surely have a distinctive looking smartphone that will stand apart from the crowd.