Yes I should have made clear that 16:9 photos is by my choice and only applies to the digital camera, not my current phone, which as you say is 4:3.
I guess I am making two points:
- everyone’s requirements are different
- going too far out on a limb to something that is not as conveniently compatible with everything else may not be desirable especially for a product that is already in a niche part of the computer market - so there would have to be compelling reasons to change
but there is no absolutely right or wrong answer. You can ask for square (1:1) if you want.
The Librem 15 is currently UHD 4K (i.e. 16:9) and realistically I would expect the v5 to be the same.
If it would make the Librem 15 cheaper, I would be happy with a Full High Definition (1920x1080 i.e. still 16:9) variant, given the relatively modest 15.6" screen.
For desktops particularly, rather than laptops, there is some merit in having a monitor that is capable of displaying an A4 page (ratio sqrt(2):1 i.e. 1.4:1 approx) 1, while still leaving room for “controls”, so 4:3 may not be ideal.
1 except not relevant for some countries in the North American region
Anyways this discussion leads to a digression as to what the aspect ratio is on the two cameras on the forthcoming Librem 5. They are 13Mpx and 8Mpx but I don’t have info for what the actual width x depth is / aspect ratio.