We’re sure that many thought the Huawei might have been pushing it a bit too far when it launched a smartphone with three cameras on the back. However Samsung answered with a smartphone with a quad-camera setup, and if LG were to have their way, a smartphone with a 16 camera lens array might be a possibility as well.

In a patent that was recently discovered by LetsGoDigital, it seems that LG has filed for a patent for a smartphone that has a whopping 16 camera lenses on its back. As to why anyone would need that many cameras, it seems that the use of so many cameras would allow the user to capture information from a multitude of angles.

What this means is that it could help create more accurate 3D movies and manipulate the photos by moving the object around or replacing it. In fact Facebook kind of shows off such a possibility by allowing users to upload 3D photos taken by Apple’s new iPhones, where to a certain extent users can experience photos in 3D and see angles that might not be available on regular images.

That being said, this is just a patent so there’s no telling if LG will actually make it a reality. We imagine it might be quite hard to design such a device without it being an eyesore, but what do you guys think? Do you think smartphones such as the one filed by LG will be part of our future?

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