LG patents a phone with 16 cameras and the software to use them

26 November 2018
Arranged in a 4x4 array, the cameras will be angled so they capture the scene from different perspectives, which can be stitched together.

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Where's the phone that has the whole back covered in cameras?

  • Joebehh

Oh, look at this recycled design of their LG Optimus G E975.

Much Better if they focus on Upgrading its Performance rather than the Camera ..
No Matter what Phone is that .
Still DSLR Camera are the best for Photo shooting Graphics .
Speaking of Phone's Camera's they are not enhancing the Lens "ITS JUST THE FILTER"
100% FACT .

From crazy to scary.
Soon whole back of the phone will be full of cameras.
I dont want even to imagine how much this would cost to make.
Even a basic specs phone would cost several hundreds or thousdants.

  • ori128

Catol, 27 Nov 2018Actually N808 was a beast in.everyway, and hard as a rock. ... moreAnd it supported java!

  • Mr.Sarcasm

NeoGeo12, 27 Nov 2018Smartphones market is structured around getting customers t... morehmm! Mobile phones are the forefront of tech evolution. No phone will ever be perfect as the technology continues to evolve, Started with calling and added texting and Location Tracking, Multimedia, Internet connectivity, touch Screens, accessories .....it is now exploring foldable display...So...what is a perfect phone ?

  • Catol

geordie81, 27 Nov 2018Why are we not trying to put a bigger sensor into phones? ... moreActually N808 was a beast in.everyway, and hard as a rock. As for the system. Symbian at that time was the most advanced system of them all. Even now, a lot of it's futures are not surpassed: nativ 41 mpx camera support and that with just 512 mb RAM. Do that with android!. True task manager, still not seeing it; support for multi CPU enviroment. Pureview had one cpu dedicated just for the camera. Hdd support. Yes nokia N91 had a 4 GB HDD integrated with fallsafe support from the system. And this are just the small stuff, not to talk about NO privacy concern, no company with ability to steal your data. If that system would have been further developed we would have now talked about mobile pc's for pocket with call future. But yeah, was never a system for the sheep mass, was actually made for people who also know how to use a device and was not made easy for every m'''n to understand it.

  • Catol

anl168, 27 Nov 2018Instead of 16 cameras (which are likely to still be inferio... moreNot that i am against what you say aboit battery, but what, samesuns and iphones have good cameras? This is like claiming T. Edison was a good man.

  • Anonymous

geordie81, 27 Nov 2018Why are we not trying to put a bigger sensor into phones? ... moreAgreed is love to see a 2018 version of the 808... surely would be a winner. If this LG is going to be a trend I would rather my phone look like an 808 than this LG. The 808 could be placed flat on a table too.

  • Anonymous

NeoGeo12, 27 Nov 2018Smartphones market is structured around getting customers t... moreAnd adding cameras to keep the price up.

anl168, 27 Nov 2018Instead of 16 cameras (which are likely to still be inferio... moreSmartphones market is structured around getting customers to buy a new one every year. If they built their phones to perfection. People would buy new phones less often.

xxl, 27 Nov 2018not really in a thin phones, also if you separate field of ... moreyes really in thin phones, not quite as thin as current phones, but no reason why we cant make a 10mm thick camera centric phone with super sized battery, i mean, the nokia pureview still holds it own and beats many phones even now with image quality, its only the flagships it can no longer beat, and thats an 8year old phone, the average thickness was around 9mm in 2012, and nokia was 16mm at the camera end, we now have phones with 4.75mm thickness, with the average being around 7.5mm, there is no reason why we cant fit a sensor of the same size into a modern smartphone with modern software and tricks, and it be an absolute monster compared to the competition

Instead of 16 cameras (which are likely to still be inferior to the Pixels, Galaxies and Iphones, why not work on increasing battery size? Work on the basics and do a better job of marketing.

Gaurang123, 27 Nov 2018They copied Nokia's startups technology called pelican.You mean the 16 camera with the small 4X4 camera is called Pelican and it's from Nokia ???

yeah exactly as the pixel 3

  • Anonymous

Instead of 16 cameras, 16 micro sd card slots would have been more useful.

LG comes with creative ideas and puts in too. But I don't know why don't they do marketing for their product. They created some great devices which were better in their times.

  • Anonymous

hope, they will not put 3000 mAH battery

  • xxl

Poma, 27 Nov 2018One big sensor is always better than 16 tiny sensorsnot really in a thin phones, also if you separate field of view of cameras you get more Mp with bigger sensor overall, just counting in separate fov of sensors. You could easily make camera thats hi res enough, while having 4um pixels, or 80mp camera - iif not practical in full res, could be at least used to bring forth higher true color resolution 20mp /5mp with quad bayer. 40mp camera of p20pro/mate20pro got 2,5Mp if counting pixels with all colors without additional computing magic. Also such sensor would have awesome stabilisation when zoomed in. Imagine that.
Its different from pelikan imaging approach using same fov, though if fov of its cameras would be wide enough they could use at least 2 sensors per output pixel or half bayer...

  • Anonymous

hope, they will not put 3000 mAH battery