If the three- and four-lens cameras – which we have seen on smartphones such as Huawei or Samsung – look like a lot, certainly LG's new patent will acquire aberrant proportions for you. According to a new patent filed by the South Korean manufacturer in the United States, the company has in mind phone that would incorporate on his back the not inconsiderable amount of sixteen cameras.

We talked a little bit about the intensification in the race to incorporate as many lenses as possible into smartphones in order to make them more attractive to the public than they often do. look in the photographic section for the maximum possible differentiation to choose between one terminal and another. In this context, we have seen in recent months some rumors and leaks that point to a Nokia phone with five lenses in its rear camera, thus adding one to Samsung's bet with its Galaxy A9.

But, anyway, five to sixteen is a good stretch. Because although it is not always better – see the Pixel 3 with its exclusive rear lens – the possibilities that such a component would provide to LG would be significantly wider than the competition. Some of them, by luck of our thirst for knowledge, are detailed in the patent presented.

Expanding Your Purpose

Although it is still patent and there is nothing confirmed about the company's future plans to make such a device (the maximum achieved by the technology are five lenses in the LG V40 between rear and front), some of the goals that would seek to meet these sixteen lenses would be related to the three-dimensional imaging and the subsequent editing of elements of the same, how to change position part of the subjects of a photograph. Also improving the systems that already exist as the enrichment of the data obtained by merging different photographs of the same scene into one.

The problem to be solved with this phone, as described by LG, is none other than that of "providing a handset and control method for the terminal in which a user can generate synthetic image data desired using a plurality of images received through a chamber provided with a plurality of lenses ".

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An issue for which the company would use a new camera module with a square arrangement of 4×4 lenses which might also have some relief to bend it. LG also repeatedly refers to software that would incorporate the camera interface of this phone, which would be consistent with the complexity of its many lenses and would have additional settings to perform a greater number of actions.

A compendium, in short, would mean a new leap forward in photographic matter for smartphones. We are not likely to see such a terminal soon, but we could begin to appreciate details of the technologies related to it in the upcoming LG terminals.

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