It may of course have been an intentional and well-executed humble brag.
He gave his phone - a Samsung Galaxy S7 - a plug while he was at it.
But Usher didn't hesitate to strip off and give his Snapchat followers a sneak peek on Thursday as he enjoyed a steam room and shower session.
In the most risque image, which the 37-year-old star captioned 'blowinoffsteam', he attempted to cover his modesty with an emoji as he is seen sitting on a ledge in his birthday suit.
He captioned one of the clips: 'S7 shower proofed' clearly impressed with how the gadget held up.