LG Innotek (CEO Lee Ung-beom) has developed a high-performance camera module surpassing the limitations of smartphone cameras.
The company announced that it has begun mass production of both a rear camera setup comprised of a 16 megapixel primary shooter with optical image stabilization (OIS) and an aperture of f/1.8 and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera module from early this month.
The first use of this new camera sensor will be in the LG G4 that will be unveiled later this month.
This new 16 megapixel OIS camera module with an aperture of f/1.8 has the best specifications that anyone can find on smartphone cameras in the domestic market.
The aperture equates to the brightness of photos taken with the camera lens. A smaller aperture will let more light into the shot, which equates to brighter and clearer images in poor lighting conditions. Even for DSLR camera lenses, an aperture of f/1.4 to 2.8 is a high-quality product.
Also, the camera module receives enough light in short period of time so that the images will be less blurry. This is largely because one can reduce the time needed to hold the smartphone still when taking a photo.
In order to maximize the amount of light for image sensors, LG Innotek used a high-precision, large-diameter module structure. The company doubled the size of its lenses and increased the sensing layers to six.
LG Innotek is also mass producing the 8 megapixel front-facing camera module, which is the highest among the front-facing cameras in the domestic market.
The product comes with a 0.11 mm ultra-thin glass blue filter. The blue filter ensures natural and accurate expression of color by keeping infrared rays from entering the camera lens and increasing the penetration of visible rays.