Yesterday, we posted our concerns that with the trend of slimmer phones, we might not see bumps that take advantage of larger sensors.
There were some old pics before of iPhone 6 casing with what looked to be a protruding camera lens. It’s usually a thing that if iPhone does it, it’s ok (e.g. colourful phones). Some newer pics have arrived and Steve tweets that there’s no chance of this being a knock off. If Apple themselves can’t stick with the whole slim thing then I guess that’s a good thing (if anyone watches Extant on Amazon prime, their super slim, glass phones look ridiculous – kinda like holding a credit card to your ear).
Now, with the propensity for users to clad their iPhones in cases, that bump could be eliminated somewhat (let the user deal with the extra thickness if they want). Microsoft could have a similar approach; keep the phone thin except at the bump but provide cases that could disguise the bump whilst protecting the phone at the same time.
You definitely wouldn’t want to be placing this flat camera side side down on a table.
Some suggested that a camera bump like this could offer more attachment accessory options. Again, something we wouldn’t mind for Lumia.
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Here’s the size comparison of one of the bigger iPhones – the 4.7″ version. Everyone is also expecting a 5.5″ more phablet iPhone. You know, cos 3.5″ was the perfect size for a touch screen phone?
The side looks kinda like the 925, only being curved/metal with antenna bands.
The face is curvy glass. It resembles a drop of water and the curve of the droplet trying but not falling off the edge.
So, this is one of the major flagships Microsoft will have to deal with. Looking forward to the Lumia response.
Via Steve T-S