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LG unveils LG G4 camera: 16MP with F/1.8 aperture, 8MP front cam

LG has now revealed that the LG G4 camera will be built in-house by LG Innotek, with a 16MP shooter with f/1.8 aperture on the rear, and an 8MP front cam.

Published onApril 9, 2015

A few days ago LG revealed that the camera in the LG G4 would feature F/1.8 aperture, beating out the F/1.9 lens in the Galaxy S6. Now LG has revealed a few more details about its camera, which is being developed in-house by LG Innotek.

The new 16MP camera will go into mass production this week, and is said to be capable of receiving 80% more light than the camera found on the LG G3. Considering the LG G3 had one of last year’s best camera experiences, we can’t say we are too surprised to see LG doing its best to push the imaging experience to the next level on its upcoming flagship. In addition to outing its rear camera, LG says the front cam (also bulit by LG Innotek) will feature an 8MP shooter with an “ultra-thin IR filter” that is designed to keep infrared light from entering the camera lens, which LG says gives it more natural and accurate colors.

Bottom-line, LG has big plans for the camera experience on the LG G4. While it’s obviously way too early to judge how well the LG G4’s front and rear cameras will perform, LG certainly has our attention. Excited for the LG G4 yet? If so, what are the special features and changes that you are hoping to see from LG’s latest flagship?

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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.”[/press]

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