The pre-launch LG G4 teasers continue today, and this time it’s LG Innotek that’s doing the teasing.
LG Innotek has announced that it’s developed a 16-megapixel camera modeule with an aperture of f/1.8. Hey, isn’t that the same aperture that LG said would be in the G4? Yep, and LG Innotek even goes on to say that its new module is already in mass production and will be unveiled to consumers in the LG G4 later in April.
This new camera module’s big feature is that it lets in 80 percent more light than the camera found on the LG G3. This results in better-looking low light photos and less blur when you’re photographing moving objects.
LG Innotek says that it’s also created an 8-megapixel front-facing camera module “in response to the explosive growth of selfies.” The 8-megapixel shooter has an super-thin 0.11mm IR filter that blocks infrared light from entering the camera lens, resulting in photos with more natural and accurate colors.
So there’s another piece of the LG G4 puzzle in place. LG has shown that it wants to have nice cameras on its smartphones, giving the LG G3 a 13-megapixel shooter with Optical Image Stabilization+ and Laser Auto Focus, and it looks like LG’s camera focus is going to continue with the LG G4. That’s probably a wise move on LG’s part, because smartphone cameras are increasingly becoming the sole way that people take photos, and so lots of folks want to make sure that their phone has a quality shooter. With all of the hype that LG is building for the G4’s camera, I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of images it can produce.
LG Innotek Develops Its Widest Aperture Camera Module
LG Innotek Brings Brighter and Clearer Solutions to Smartphones
Seoul, Korea, Apr. 09, 2015 – LG Innotek, a leading global components and materials manufacturer, announced the development of a groundbreaking 16MP camera module with an aperture of f/1.8, making it LG Innotek’s widest aperture camera developed for a smartphone. The advanced camera module began mass production at LG Innotek’s plant this week and will be unveiled to consumers for the first time in the LG G4 later this month.
The advanced design of the camera module means that it receives 80 percent more light than in the highly praised camera found on the LG G3. More light means better looking images in low light environments and less blur when shooting action and fast moving objects. Large apertures on smartphone cameras has been challenging to develop due to the complexity and size of developing modules that must fit in the very limited space of today’s smartphones.
Furthermore, in response to the explosive growth of selfies, LG Innotek developed an 8MP front-facing camera module, its highest resolution for a front camera to date. This high resolution module’s ultra-thin IR filter keeps infrared light from entering the camera lens, giving images taken with the front camera more natural and accurate colors. The 0.11mm thin filter is roughly half the thickness of competing IR filters.
“At LG Innotek, we are constantly working to ensure that the cameras we develop allow users to capture and preserve the moments that are most special to them,” said Ung-beom Lee, CEO of LG Innotek. “We are extremely excited to see our technology in LG’s next flagship smartphone because we believe that the power, precision and operability of our camera module will clearly make an impression on consumers.”