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LG touts the 16-megapixel camera module that’s going into the G4


If the recent news that the LG G4’s camera will have an f/1.8 aperture didn’t fulfill your appetite for G4 camera info, LG Innotek is here with a second helping.

LG Innotek says that it’s crafted a 16-megapixel camera module with a f/1.8 aperture. Yep, just like the one in the LG G4. This camera module lets in 80 percent more light than the camera on the LG G3, which should result in improved low light photos and less blur in action shots. This 16-megapixel module is currently in mass production and will appear in the G4 at the end of this month.

That’s not the only new camera module that LG Innotek has crafted for the G4, though. The company says that in response to the selfie craze, it’s created an 8-megapixel front-facing camera module with an 0.11mm-thick IR filter that’ll block infrared light from entering the camera lens. This’ll result in selfies with more natural and accurate light, says LG Innotek.

If it wasn’t already apparent from the multi-city reveal that LG’s got planned for the G4, the Life’s Good crew is going all out for its next Android flagship. That includes the device’s camera, which is a smart move since a good camera is one feature that can make or break a smartphone. So far the LG G4 sounds like it could have a couple of competent shooters, but we’ll have to wait until we can take it out and snap some photos before we’ll know for sure.

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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.”

Via: Droid-Life

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