Phone cameras are an arms race of sorts, and LG might be looking to escalate things dramatically with a future phone that could feature a whopping 16 lenses, via LetsGoDigital.
Multiple lenses on cameras isn’t exactly new — over the last year, we’ve seen phones with two and three rear lenses break into the mass marketplace, along with rumors of a larger five-lens device from Nokia, and even a potential nine-camera smartphone prototype from the multi-lens startup Light. But LG’s patent would look to go far beyond even that, with a full 16-camera array.
Unlike most multiple-camera systems, though — including ones like LG’s V40 ThinQ, which offered different types of camera lenses for different effects on the same shot — the goal of the…
LG patent hints at a 16-lens smartphone camera
By Chaim Gartenberg
November 26, 2018 at 02:38PM
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