We’ve seen phones with a dual-camera setup before. The HTC One M8 was one example where the additional camera allowed for users to capture photos with amazing depth and allows them to choose which point they want to focus on later, kind of like the Lytro camera. It wasn’t exactly a success, but could Samsung and Apple learn from HTC’s failures?
According to the rumors, word has it that both Samsung and Apple are apparently toying around with the idea of creating smartphones that have a dual-camera setup. Why dual-cameras, you ask? Apparently having two lenses, if setup properly, will allow for photos to have more depth, and improve upon its color and brightness.
That and the fact that having two sensors would allow more advanced camera features that would have resulted in a thicker body, something which Apple seems to be trying to avoid as much as possible, according to a recent interview with Apple exec Phil Schiller. In fact a couple of months ago, it was revealed that Apple had acquired camera technology firm LinX.
This, in theory, should allow Apple to create smartphones with cameras that can capture DSLR-like quality images, and one of the ways they are able to do that is by using huge sensors with an array of smaller sensors. Of course whether or not these dual-camera setups actually make their way into the next-gen iPhone or Samsung handset remains to be seen, so take it with a grain of salt for now.