Smartphone makers are trying it too hard to woo photography lovers by adding more cameras to their phones. The first to start this trend was HTC in 2011 when the company introduced the HTC Evo 3D smartphone. Thereafter Huawei launched its P20 Pro with three cameras. Last year in December, Samsung launched Galaxy A9, a mid-range phone that has four rear cameras for increased flexibility for photography, and was the world’s first of its kind.
Now, Nokia has come out in the market with its latest offering: Nokia 9 PureView. The biggest highlight of the smartphone is its penta-lens camera setup present on the back of the smartphone. In essence it packs 5 rear cameras and also has light and infrared sensor for detecting depth.
Whenever a person takes a shot, each of these cameras gets activated and then the phone fuses these photos together to create a single image.
If one takes a look from behind then it looks like seven in a ring, like a spider’s eyes. However, the small holes are arranged in such a way that it may induce trypophobia for some. In medical terms, trypophobia is someone giving an irrational reaction to the sight of clusters of small holes, circles, or bumps.
Sometime trypophobia could also induce a panic attack. Twitter user Deanna Williams wrote: ‘This phone makes my skin crawl.’
Now take a look at these reactions:
I have got Trypophobia & I’m freaking out. 🤕
— Manjunath Kotur🐾 (@KoturMS) February 24, 2019
That’s not the Nokia 9, that’s Registeel. pic.twitter.com/URvLJg9lpD
— Fetty Mya (@MyaVangster) February 24, 2019
I’m not math scientist, but that’s like 1..2..3..5..5..6…7 – 7 cameras right there.
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— M 🐒 (@ahauntedvagina) February 24, 2019
Inspired by.. pic.twitter.com/ChTXI2GmOE
— Harsimranjit Singh (@hsg1789) February 24, 2019
Holy madness 🤦🏻♂️
— Ham (@shahidanizham) February 25, 2019
I’m feeling nostalgic for sure 😍! (but still wouldn’t buy it)
Dam you symbian!!
— Southern England Weather⚡☔❄💨 (@LondonSnowWatch) February 24, 2019
This rather looks like a toy..Nokia is desperate
— MA2I (@masi_trading) February 24, 2019
Can someone explain the point in 5 cameras?? I’m thinking your go to would be the best quality one and the others never get used. I’m no camera tech person thou so would love an explaination….!
— Rachael Gray (@rachg_gray) February 24, 2019
Dr Geoff Cole, a senior lecturer at the University of Essex’s Centre for Brain Research, was quoted by Metro as saying:
“When a person takes a picture of you, the camera on this phone will fall roughly at a distance and alignment to trigger a trypophobic response.”
As per the specifications, the phone comes with a 5.99-inch Quad-HD+ (1440×2960 pixels) POLED screen and an in-display fingerprint sensor. It offers 6GB of RAM, 128GB of inbuilt storage, and a 3,320mAh battery. It will carry a price tag of $699 (roughly Rs. 49,700). The sales open in March 2019.