Palo Alto, California-based startup lamp is currently working with a mobile camera setup with between five and nine lenses, depending on the implementation, saying that the technology will be commercialized before the turn of the year. The company told The Washington Post a smartphone equipped with its solution will be announced in the coming months, and while not elaborated in the matter, one of the main implications in its comment is that the device in question will run Android, the world's only relevant mobile operating system outside Apple's completely closed iOS.
Light says that technology can deliver 64 megapixel photographs, thus giving an even higher resolution than the 40 megapixel sensor that is part of the triple camera setup found on the back of the Huawei P20 Pro, which is currently believed to be the best mobile image tool ever created. . The addition of extra lenses to traditional two-camera layout enables original device manufacturers to create more versatile handset systems that work well under low light conditions, deliver a natural bokeh effect, and still be sharp enough to generate optimal results in other scenarios . While a single sensor similar to the modules found in modern DSLR cameras will also be able to achieve the same, multi-sensor setup can allow OEMs to achieve comparable performance in image quality without compromise the form factor of the devices, that is, without making them thicker.
It is still unclear which manufacturer, who works with Light, to deliver such a unique mobile device later this year, but the smartphone in question will probably be a niche offering that will destroy the $ 1000 value, as it appears from the fact that even the stand-alone standstill cameras start at nearly $ 2000 and use largely the same sensors as those who thought to be the backbone of their mobile solutions. Light is expected to be just the first of many technology companies that will help phone manufacturers move over two-camera layouts to systems with three, four and more lenses, and the French image benchmarking company DxOMark told AndroidHeadlines earlier this year. The upcoming LG V40 and at least one member of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series are also rumored to be equipped with three cameras on the rear panels.