Industry News

February 26, 2014

Dual-lens smartphone cameras are coming, and this is why we want one

By Sharif Sakr

One camera. Two separate lenses. That’s the conundrum raised by leaked images of HTC’s forthcoming M8 smartphone, which is rumored to bring some interesting new imaging features that go far beyond mere 3D. But what could those features be? For an answer, we turned to a startup called Corephotonics, which is currently pitching precisely such a dual-lens concept to smartphone makers. The company’s representatives told us that they’re not behind the specific module in the M8 — that camera must be coming from some other rival or from within HTC itself — but they were keen to show us what their module could do for image quality, if it was ever put to work inside a smartphone or compact camera.


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