LG Innotek announced a 16MP camera module with an aperture of f/1.8’s development, making it the company’s widest aperture camera developed for a smartphone.
“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. 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.”
-Ung-beom Lee, LG Innotek CEO
The advanced camera module has begun mass production at LG Innotek’s plant this week and will make its first appearance 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 LG G3’s camera. 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 a challenging development 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 exact colors. The 0.11mm thin filter is roughly half the thickness of competing IR filters.