If the camera with three or four lenses – which we saw in smartphones such as Huawei or Samsung – would seem like many, surely the new LG patent will buy for you aberrant proportions. According to a new patent registered by the South Korean manufacturer in the United States, the company is considering a a phone that would incorporate behind it a quantity of no less than fifteen rooms.

I talked some time ago about stepping up the race to incorporate as many lenses on smartphones as to make them more attractive to an audience than often look in the photo section for maximum possible differentiation to choose between a terminal and another. In this context, we have seen in recent months some rumors and leaks that indicate a five-lens Nokia phone in its back room, adding one to Samsung's Galaxy A9 bet.

But, anyway, from five to sixteen there is a good stretch. Because, although many are not always better – see Pixel 3 with a single rear lens – the possibilities that such a component would offer LG would be much wider than those of the competition. Some of them, for our luck of thirst for knowledge, are detailed in the patent.

Expanding the goal

Although there is still a patent and there is nothing confirmed about the company's future plans to make a device with these features (the maximum obtained by the technology is five lenses in the LG V40 between the back and front), some goals they would seek respecting these sixteen lenses would be related taking pictures in three dimensions and then editing the elements the same, how to change the position of the subject's part of a photo. Also improving the systems that already exist as enriching the data obtained by combining different photos of the same scene into one.

The problem that is intended to be solved with this handset, as described by LG, is nothing but "to provide a mobile terminal and a terminal control method, in which a user can generate the desired synthetic film data using a plurality of images received through a camera provided with a plurality of lenses. "

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A problem for which the company would use a new camera module with a square arrangement of 4×4 lenses which could also have a relief to give it curvature. LG also refers repeatedly to the software that would incorporate the camera's interface on this phone, which would be consistent with the complexity of many objectives and would have additional configurations to be able to execute a larger number of actions.

A compendium, in short, would mean a new leap in smartphone photography. It is not possible to soon see a terminal with these features, but we could begin to appreciate the details of the related technologies in the following LG terminals.

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