After LG had introduced the LG V40 ThinQ, the smartphone maker has recently filed a patent for a smartphone with a crazy 16 camera setup.
According to a patent filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office, LG has described a new 16 camera system arranged in a 4×4 array. It comes in several configurations with different curvatures and it’s possible to take individual photos from
Alternatively, you can have all 16 cameras take a shot and you can then choose the best picture. Since each camera has its own perspective, it’s possible to remix a photo with various shots and angles. From the example shown below, you can select an area and perform a “tilt” using part of an image taken from another lens.
As seen on the first image above, the proposed device also comes with a mirror which is used for taking selfies using the rear camera. However, the device illustrated appears to retain a front camera for other uses such as video calls.
It is too early to tell if LG will actually come out with a 16-camera smartphone like this. After all, this is just a patent and there’s a chance that LG will not put this into production.