Camera-maker Light to launch a smartphone with 9 massive lenses!

Ruben Fields
July 4, 2018

Light is working on a 9 camera lens smartphone that could launch this year.

Light is bringing that system into a smartphone, as The Washington Post reports. Or maybe you went all out and got the Huawei P20 Pro with three cameras. If the company's smartphone is going to be anywhere near that price point, then it's hard to imagine it'll sell many units, especially given that the phone is going to be made by a company that's a newcomer in terms of mobile devices.

The L16 was announced all the way back in 2015 and uses the 16 megapixel lenses to capture the same image at different focal lengths and exposures.

The company that makes the unique Light L16 camera, named after the number of lenses dotted on the back, is turning its attention to smartphones, the Washington Post reports.

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The L16 finally has some specs now - the 16 cameras include five 28mm f/2 wide-angle lenses, five 70mm f/2 midrange lenses, and six 150mm f/2.4 telephoto lenses. Companies are chomping at the bit to make their cameras more reliable, work better in low light, and add features that people want.

Light's nine-camera phone may take advantage of this tech and put it on a smartphone. With a smartphone, which has around nine camera sensors, the software will have to stitch all these images together to form that one high-resolution image.

That company is none other than Light, certainly no stranger to multi-camera systems on mobile devices, having put 16 lenses on its "multi-aperture computational" L16 camera, made available in July past year.

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