LG has slowly been revealing features of its upcoming G4 flagship ahead of its April 28th launch, and tonight the company has revealed the camera technology that the device will offer. In a press release, LG Innotek revealed that the G4 will offer a 16MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, which is “the widest aperture camera developed” by the company. LG teased the camera earlier this week.
LG Innotek says that the new camera module will receive 80 percent more light than the camera on the G3. This will lend itself to greatly improved low light performance and a decreased amount of blur when shooting fast-moving objects.
On the front side of the LG G4, the company will include an 8MP camera, which is LG’s highest resolution front camera ever. LG touts that the front-facing camera features an ultra-thin IR filter that keeps infrared light from entering the lens, which will improve color accuracy.
Earlier this month LG revealed that the G4 will feature a 5.5-inch QHD display, as well as the new LG UX 4.0 interface. The device will officially be unveiled on April 28th around the world. Full press release (via Droid Life) is below:
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.”
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