When it comes to mobile photography, a fact that we’re not sure how many people are aware of is that Sony actually supplies sensors to more than a few smartphone manufacturers. The company’s sensors have proven to be pretty good at what they do, but it seems that Sony isn’t satisfied and is hoping to improve on it.
So much so that Light and Sony have announced that they will be teaming up to help improve smartphone photography. According to the announcement, both companies are expected to work together and develop multi-image sensor solutions which will be aimed at mobile devices that pack four or more cameras.
For those unfamiliar, Light is the company that created the Light L16 smartphone. This smartphone packed a whopping 16 sensors that makes Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro feel downright tame. We’re not sure what kind of products we can expect from this partnership, but given that we’re starting to see more cameras being jammed into our smartphones, this partnership seems to make sense.
According to Dave Grannan, CEO and co-founder of Light, “Sony is the recognized quality and market share leader in image sensors and we are thrilled to partner with them. We are entering an entirely new era of intelligent imaging applications that will transform smartphones, autonomous vehicles, and security systems. With Sony’s world-class image sensors, we can introduce new innovations in the multi-camera imaging space.”