Light's 9-Lens Camera Phone Could Even Score with DSLRs

Angelica Greene
July 4, 2018

If you think Huawei's decision to place three cameras on the back of its P20 Pro smartphone is overkill, you might be amused to hear one company is reportedly working on a handset with a whopping nine rear-facing lenses.

The phone will have somewhere between five and nine camera lenses on the back, will be capable of capturing 64-megapixel images, and will have better low-light performance and "sophisticated depth effects", the Post reports. Light says a smartphone with its multi-lens design will be announced later this year, but it will be interesting to see how those lenses affect the cost.

The company had unveiled the L16 camera-which uses 16 lenses to capture 52MP images-back in 2015 and starting shipping it previous year. Light is now developing the phone and it has also created a prototype with 5 to 9 lens with incredible zoom capabilities. Rumours have claimed that Apple could introduce a similar triple lens system on its iPhone series in 2019. The smartphone's 40MP sensor is an RGB one, the 20MP one is a monochrome sensor, while the 8MP is the telephoto lens.

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Camera company Light is developing a smartphone that could have up to nine camera lenses.

A Light L16 multi-aperture computational camera, a CES 2018 Innovation Awards victor, is displayed at CES Unveiled Las Vegas, a press preview event before the start of CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7, 2018. Then, that information is stitched together by an algorithm to create a high-resolution image that could theoretically rival a photo captured on a DSLR camera. So even if Light does launch its smartphone with the fancy camera features, you might not be able to afford it.

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