LG is in full swing in the lead-up to the launch on the 28th of April of their 2015 flagship phone – the G4. LG has already released their first teaser video for the G4, which showed the first solid information about the upcoming phone, showing off a f/1.8 aperture in a silhouetted drawing of the device. Today, LG has expanded on the actual camera modules which will be used on the G4 and they look impressive.
The LG G4 will use a 16MP sensor on the rear of the G4, which will use that f/1.8 aperture to let in up to 80% more light than the camera module on the G3. This f/1.8 aperture is also letting in slightly more light than the lens found on the Samsung Galaxy S6 phone which come with an f/1.9 aperture, and are receiving quite good feedback in reviews.
The all important selfie-cam for the G4 will also be a specially made module, with an 8MP sensor which includes an IR filter which ‘keeps infrared light from entering the camera lens, giving images taken with the front camera more natural and accurate colors’. The IR filter is half the thickness of competing filters giving it an edge with lens design.
The LG G4 is shaping up to be a very high-end device with regards to the camera, and we’ll know more when LG announce the phone on the 28th of April.
[showhide type=”detailedspecs” more_text=”Show Full Press Release” less_text=”Hide Full Press release”]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.”[/showhide]