LG Innotek, an affiliate company of LG group, has developed a groundbreaking 16MP camera module with widest aperture of f/1.8 for a smartphone. This newly developed camera module has been incorporated in the upcoming LG G4 smartphone, which will be unveiled by the end of this month.
According to LG Innotek, ”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”.
(LG Innotek’s F2.4 16M OIS Camera module(Right), 8M Front-facing Camera Module(Left))
Furthermore, in response to the explosive growth of selfies, LG Innotek has also developed an 8MP front-facing camera module, which is claimed to have the 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. This newly developed front camera is also fitted in the new LG G4.
“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.”