Samsung and Apple exploring dual-camera phone tech, to the joy of component suppliers
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 11, 2015, 3:10 AM
Dual-camera phones can present numerous advantages over the single module ones, which might already be pushing their limits, given that we have 16 MP or 20 MP cameras with OIS in thin and light phones now. If implemented properly, two lens and sensor systems can improve depth perception, brightness, and color presentation significantly, thus serving as the next frontier in mobile camera advancements. The thin smartphones of today preclude from using huge sensors and bulkier modules to collect more light, so adding a second sensor/lens combo would solve the camera advancement puzzle.
Now, as to what phones will Samsung or Apple issue with dual-camera setup eventually, remains to be seen, but we already have such phones on the market from makers like HTC and Huawei, so it is not some far-fetched idea that the world's two most popular phone makers are also looking into it. Apple even bought LinX last year - a company that specialized in using an array of sensors that can capture multiple images at the same time, with proprietary algorithms to determine depth with them, or create fuller, 3D image maps. From this, to using a dual camera setup in a future iPhone, as rumored, there are only a few steps to make, which, for companies with the rank of Apple or Samsung, wouldn't be hard to do.
The Honor 6 Plus has a great phone but when adjusted to near focus and far focus, the image gets completely downscaled. Apple and Samsung needs to fix this issue. http://www.quora.com/What-are-the-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-dual-cameras-like-on-the-Huawei-Honor-6-Plus-and-the-HTC-One-M8-What-would-a-triple-camera-be-like-on-a-future-Smartphone
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 3:15 AM 1
Exactly Everybody copying Huawei now .. bcos they are innovatie
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 4:41 AM 2
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No, actually he is right in some respect... Huawei's better implementation of dual camera does spark the interest of Big Guys... Samsung and apple are in that position where they can utilize the full potential of dual camera set up... both have great expertise to optimize the camera for good results... you can take apple as an example that how they are taking good results from age old 8mp camera and many other OEMs cant... but I hate apple for their greediness, they have expertise to optimize the camera but to earn more profit they dont go for high end Sony's sensors. Can you imagine if apple is putting 16mp IMX230 in iphone, how much great results their phones will be producing? But greediness is the biggest constraint/bottle neck they have... So my trust and hopes are currently from Sammy only
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 7:55 AM 0
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So, since Huawei did it better than Sharp and HTC, it's not regarded as copying. Once, Apple and Sammy does it, it is highly likely that it will be far better than Huawei. In that case, will u take it as copying or what? If u take it as copying then you are also accepting that Huawei copied Sharp and HTC. By the way, I am seeing Huawei fan for a first time so it quite interesting.
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 9:11 PM 0
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If this rumor is true, rest in peace HTC, your inferior camera makes me sick
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 3:19 AM 7
Their issue is that they think Ultrapixel technology would help them but it wont.It can only help in low-light shots, nothing more.
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 3:27 AM 2
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Ultrapixel is nothing but marketing BS, it just normal BSI sensors (not even Stacked BSI) what they have done is just reducing the MP count to get bigger pixel size and called it a technology what a joke + instead using the best in class Sony sensor they prefer the one from Omnivision. If they do what Nokia have done with 920 series it would be different story for HTC (I'm pretty sure a better one).
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 3:52 AM 10
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If Apple and Sammy use it everyone will suddenly say that dual cam is a must and is extremely awesome lol
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 3:39 AM 6
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Of course, this is how the tech world goes. Whatever big brands do, it will get approved. Well, Huawei and HTC are big brands too, so not sure if "big brands" does make sense at all. But even if Samsung make a smart bra, everyone will say it's awesome. Well, smart bra do sound awesome though.
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 4:32 AM 1
exactly but honor 6 plus has it ad everybody say what for .. you know people are asholes and stupid idiots like enstein said what is unlimited in this existence ? universe and human naivety/stupidity .. if applecwould make smartphone with big dick sticking out from screen everybody will love it .. they will say well it is iphone so it is awesome.
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 4:47 AM 1
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how inovating of them! who would epect that they do something new!? HTC have it 2 years now, Nokia invests in project Pelican,and i guess it will be biggest inovation for iPhone since moving from 4 to 4,7' screen, and implementing curved screen for Sammy. of corse haters and funboy will stop saying how it's s**tty idea, like they do in case of HTC until now
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 3:47 AM 1
Wanna stick to crappy dual-cameras from HTC?
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 4:06 AM 2
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When its put on the iPhone is will instantly become revolutionary! The best innovation in camera technology. Exceeding every camera that have ever been made. I like to watch the WWDC because it made me laugh when every presenter use superlative.
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 4:55 AM 5
There is a reason why. 1. Publicity is focused on Apple. Most people dont even know dual cameras exist so when Apple invents one, there would be oohs and ahhs! 2. Better implementation of the tech. Just like what they did to their 8 MP camera.
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 8:44 AM 2
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crappy!? ok when you say so...i know it's not like ones at S5 and far from nokia's pureview, but still it have some futures that others dont, tnx to dual cameras. and still, for most users they were more then fine, as 90% of them use that photos only for social network, not to print it. and let me remind you, that we are yet to se same from apple and sammy, HTC now have 2 years of advantige over them.
posted on Jun 11, 2015, 5:14 AM 0
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