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LG talks camera modules in lead-up to G4 launch

LG G4 Camera Modules
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]  

Via: Android Central.

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JMG
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If people are in love with those edges on the gs6..i think LG will bring their own to the market eventualy with more use of the edges…but for now im confident the g4 disign will be superior to that if the g3…LG said this year they will focus on disign and camera… I would like a better camera for low light for sure.

wotsnew
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wotsnew
On paper the new LG camera sensor looks good, and they are great in making the sensors. The problem is the software that controls it. Android hasn’t done much in improving the software for these sensors. Just look at your compact camera with the same size sensor as your mobile phone, and your compact camera is able to take a better photo’s then your phone camera, without using your zoom function, conduct the test yourself. And the difference is the manufacturer develop the software to match their sensors. When you deal with Androids camera software manufacturer’s are restricted by Androids… Read more »
vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

i really wish they come up with a new design as that’s more imp than any thing else.

Willz0r
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Willz0r

Change for the sake of change usually does more damage to a brand than anything else. Almost all companies will have a design language that phones in a series will stick to. Also “design” could mean anything. Are you talking shape, form factor, colour, material? How well the device works as it is intended is generally the most important thing.

Phill Edwards
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Phill Edwards

Design of what?

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

if G4 is going to be same as G3 whats the point in upgrading? it should either be like flex or new design. Look at S6 edge, people are ready to upgrade just for design.

LG G3 user
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LG G3 user

Dunno about that. “Generally” Android users, unlike iPhone users, go with what the phone can do instead of worrying too much about the design. Function over form… That sort of a thing.

I use a G3 and would readily upgrade to a G4 if it is a true move up in terms of features and power even if the design remains exactly the same.

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

wonder why people hated S5 being plactic when it was an upgrade from S4 in all directions o_0

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