Light.co same into the market in 2015 with the L16, a camera that combines 16 lenses into one. Now the company is said to be in development a smartphone that borrows heavily from its multi-lens compact camera; featuring multiple lenses for DSLR-like photography.
The company has been showing working prototype of said devices to selected journalists, according toThe Washington Post. The report mentioned that the working prototype ‘include between five and nine lenses’ on board.
Better still, Fowler states “[Light] says its phone design is capable of capturing 64 megapixel shots, better low-light performance and sophisticated depth effects.” This is presumably done by stitching pixels together from multiple exposures; something that is not new in the photography industry.
In the past, Light has state that it is looking to work with other manufacturers to incorporate its technology into smartphones. This could be sometime this year, according to Fowler again.
No clue on who is the manufacturer announcing the new camera system. However as Foxconn is an investor in Light, we may see Foxconn-linked manufacturing customers to be one of the brands showcasing the new technology. Customers of Foxconn includes Apple, Blackberry, Huawei, Motorola and Xiaomi.