Nokia’s Five-Lens Smartphone Design Becomes Unsettling To Those With Trypophobia
By Izza Sofia, 26 Feb 2019
The rear of Nokia’s new five-lens smartphone is seemingly unsettling those with Trypophobia, which is a fear towards clusters of small holes.
The Nokia 9 PureView design that was recently unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2019 comes with a “penta-camera” of five lenses. Thanks to the five sensors, images captured by the device will boast a resolution of up to 240 megapixels.
The layout of the cameras, however, has proved problematic for those suffering from trypophobia. The five cameras, together with the light and infrared sensors, make up a total seven indents at the back of the phone, and is being likened to graphics such as that of a lotus seed pod.
One Twitter user wrote, “Yo, @NokiaMobile! Google #trypophobia before you design your new phone, please. It’s all over the tech sites, triggering panic attacks.”
Another frustrated Twitter user commented, “These Nokia 9 pictures have to come with trypophobia warning! I feel bit uneasy looking at them.”
Dr Geoff Cole, senior lecturer at the University of Essex’s Centre for Brain Research who published the first academic paper on the phobia, says that the pattern of the cameras is capable of triggering a trypophobic response.
Cole added that the lineup forms a “mathematical structure” that is similar to the arrangement of markings on poisonous plants or animals.
Those who have this phobia often find it hard to concentrate after encountering an uncomfortable image, or discover that the graphic plays continuously in their mind even after removing it from sight.
Yo, @NokiaMobile! Google #trypophobia before you design your new phone, please. It's all over the tech sites, triggering panic attacks.— noel r. mayer (@noelthewalrus) February 24, 2019
Fellow crazies, can I get an amen? Also, don't look up the new Nokia! #MentalHealth
People with trypophobia after seeing this will be like 👇....😁 pic.twitter.com/p1dEdemjk9— ຸ (@GungHoSports) February 24, 2019
Isn't the new Nokia 9 Pureview basically a trigger for people with Trypophobia? pic.twitter.com/2JP12iqKTT— FluffyMatt | Matt Stephens (@F1uffyMatt) February 25, 2019
[via Metro, opening image via Nokia Mobile]
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