LG Innotek has announced that production has started on the widest aperture camera module ever produced by the company. The 16 MP f/1.8 module will feature on the upcoming LG G4 flagship smartphone, scheduled to be announced later this month.
LG claims that the design of its new, large aperture module allows for the collection of 80 percent more light than with the G3's camera, leading to better results when snapping low-light photos, as well as less blur when capturing fast-moving objects.
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The company also announced a new selfie-focused 8 MP front-facing camera module featuring an IR filter that's just 0.11 mm (0.004 in) thick – around half as thick as competing filters. It's designed to stop infrared light from entering the lens, leading to more natural color reproduction.
The camera on last year's, high-end LG G3 smartphone was one of its clear stand-out features, and the company is looking to continue that momentum with its upcoming handset. Competition is also hot in this area, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge's camera's impressing in our recent reviews.
The company has been teasing the upcoming G4 with timed announcements of individual components, such as this camera. LG recently released a short teaser video revealing the new camera, with a stitched leather-aesthetic (which may or may not be part of the actual phone), and it also announced details on a "more human-centric" software UI and a 5.5-in Quad HD panel that will supposedly wider color gamut.
We'll have more on the LG G4 when it's officially revealed later this month.
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