For those of you who think that dual-camera setup on a smartphone is a cool idea to help you take better pictures but do not like the existing ones, you might be able to find one that you like in the near future. Qualcomm recently announced a new technology called Clear Sight that helps make it easier for manufacturers to add a dual-camera setup to their phones.
Qualcomm Clear Sight is available for the company’s existing high-end processors namely the Snapdragon 820 and 821. Powered by Qualcomm Spectra ISP, the company says that it is “designed to mimic the attributes of the human eye”. It can give photos an improved dynamic range, sharpness, and less noise in low light.
So how does it work? Qualcomm says that the two cameras have their own lens and image sensor – one colour image sensor and another black and white image sensor. Both sensors are similar, but the black and white one can capture up to three times more light, as well as have a better contract. This is especially helpful in low-light conditions, allowing it to capture less noise and improved sharpness. With both images merged, “you can get a fantastic image”.
Dual camera setup on a smartphone isn’t anything new of course. It’s been around for years and have been used on many well-known smartphones like the HTC One M8 and even the HTC Evo 3D back in the days when 3D smartphones was a thing. It is currently found on newer smartphones like the Huawei P9, and of course, the newly announced iPhone 7 Plus. With Clear Sight, get ready to see more of these in the future.
Check out Qualcomm to find out more about Clear Sight.