Smartphone industrial designs are continuously evolving in accordance with varying consumer trends, while one form factor is steadily shrinking – The thickness of the device. At the same time, the introduction of more advanced camera designs for smartphones sets certain limitations on the potential to minimize their thickness, resulting in camera bumps as witnessed in some models.
More specifically, zoom cameras that use a telephoto lens are prone to increased Z-height due to their long focal length.
Therefore, creating a thin zoom camera for smartphones, below 6mm height, becomes a key challenge for the mobile industry.
To overcome this challenge, Corephotonics has introduced Falcon. Falcon is the world’s thinnest zoom dual camera.
It offers a spectacular optical zoom experience which is made possible by the design of a fast Tele lens to capture stunning images in all light conditions.
The Falcon camera consists of a Wide camera module and a Tele camera module, which uses folded optics. The Tele camera is designed such that light enters through a prism, which folds the light and steers it to travel through a lens barrel before reaching a vertically placed image sensor.