Leaked renders have already given us a look at the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max and they don’t really look that attractive. Apple is following the same design trend as the iPhone X/XS series, with only some minor design tweaks. And that rear camera hump looks uninspiring at best. What if Apple went with a horizontal camera setup on the iPhone 11 as Samsung did with the Galaxy S10?
As renders from designer Philip Goolkasian shows, an iPhone 11 with a rear horizontal camera setup looks notably better when compared to the rectangular camera hump we have seen on the iPhone 11 renders.
The horizontal setup would provide Apple with enough space to not only include three 12MP cameras but also add other useful sensors like a flood illuminator and proximity sensor.
The design is reminiscent of the Nexus 6P which had a similar camera setup at the back. The visor glass for the camera looks very attractive and gives the back a very catchy look when compared to the rectangular camera hump.
The designer does envision the phone without any camera hump, though that’s not something I believe is possible with the current technology.
While Apple can launch an iPhone without a rear camera hump, it would mean using a smaller camera sensor which in turn would lead to inferior image quality. However, it is definitely possible for Apple to launch an iPhone with horizontal camera setup, though it would probably require the company to rearrange the internal components.
Maybe for the 2020 iPhone — which is expected to come with some major changes, Apple will take some inspiration from the renders shown above and go with a horizontal camera setup.