LG is planning a smartphone with no fewer than 16 camera lenses, as it looks to take the fight to rivals Samsung and Huawei.
A newly unearthed patent has revealed a device that would see the cameras in a 4x4 set up, with four lenses in each section.
The Korean tech giant says these could be used to pick out one killer shot from a group, or alternatively allow users to take images from multiple angles.
More excitingly, LG’s multi lens camera could let users rotate heads to improve a subject’s look and even use a Photoshop–style lasso tool for cut outs, using AI to then find a sharper looking picture of the same person and add that in instead.
There’s no word on when, or even if, LG will release such a device. But with Samsung’s mid-tier Galaxy A series now packing four cameras and LG’s own V40 ThinQ coming with five, it seems such a leap won’t be too far in the future.
The question is, will consumers really fall for such a gimmick, or will they prefer the standard camera setups found on most smartphones?
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