Remember Light’s ludicrous L16 camera with 16 lenses on the back? Well, that tech is reportedly going to be used in a phone that will launch later this year. Thanks to Foxconn’s big investment in the small firm, the tech is going in a smartphone with nine cameras.
According to the Washington Post, the company already has a working prototype with anything between five and nine lenses that function together to deliver DSLR-like performance in low-light conditions and capturing whopping 64MP images. In addition, Light promises sophisticated depth effects and unmatched zoom capabilities, unrivalled in the smartphone market.
But just like the Light L16 camera, which costs $1,950, the Light-powered smartphone won’t come cheap. To make all those sensors work together, the tech requires an immense amount of processing power, which in turn costs a lot.