Dual-camera smartphones are just the beginning

Vlad Savov reflects on the new trend that both LG and Huawei have established with their new dual-camera systems. Since smartphones are are thinner and thinner and the integration of better sensors and lenses is becoming quite complex, it seems the solution is to combine (at least) two of them.

The result seems promising on both phones, but if rumors are correct we’ll see a final confirmation of this trend with the future iPhone 7 Plus:

Rumors about Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus have included the suggestion that it would include a dual-camera system much like Huawei’s. If that scenario comes to pass, Apple’s substantial influence will serve to accelerate the trend and stimulate others to try it, too. But even without the iPhone’s endorsement, the addition of extra cameras is already proving itself valuable to the user

Indeed. The battle for the resolution or the pixel size could soon be forgotten. Maybe we’re starting to watch the battle for multi-sensor smartphones. An idea that isn’t new at all:

Light L16: multiple images from different lenses combine to give wider dynamic and focal range than ...

Interesting, don’t you think?

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