Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Light's phone prototype has 9 cameras, for when dual cameras aren't enough

Light's multi-lens camera tech is coming to a phone 3 camera lenses? Psh, Light might be bringing 9 lenses to a new smartphone
Troy Mann | 04 July, 2018, 20:15

According to a new Washington Post report, Light is already working on smartphone prototypes with this camera tech, including one with nine lenses on the rear. Still, the million dollar question is whether consumers will pay so much for a phone with as many as nine lenses when there are a number of phones that take great pictures now for much less than what a Light smartphone will probably cost. In this photo, Light's L16 camera with a 16 lens system. It would make sense for each lens to have its own unique function, similar to how the triple lens on the Huawei P20 Pro works, and such lenses may include a monochrome lens, a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens.

The company plans to unveil its first smartphone later this year, according to the Washington Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler. The smartphone also has what the company called 5X hybrid zoom feature. Nine cameras would also allow you to create significantly detailed depth-maps, enabling your photos to generate much more accurate artificial bokehs/background blurs. Utilizing multiple lenses, this piece of equipment puts the power of capturing breath taking photographs back in the hands of an everyday camera user by pushing the boundaries of camera technology past anything we may have seen before.

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The smartphone is priced at Rs 14,490 and will be available starting July 5 exclusively via Flipkart and Samsung's e-store. As such, it's likely that the device will be unlocked with Samsung's Intelligent Scan face recognition software.


Light took the point-and-shoot to the next level and designed their camera to take photos with DSLR-level quality and it was quite the journey, considering it all started as a crowd-funding project back in 2015. The camera then uses algorithms to combine them into one high-resolution image. Of course, given this is all still in the prototype stage, and we might not actually see this kind of smartphone launch this year.

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