LG announced tonight that its upcoming flagship phone, the LG V30, will feature a first for a smartphone camera. That breakthrough comes via its f/1.6 aperture, the largest we have seen thus far if memory serves me correctly. Not only that, but LG thinks an accompanying special Crystal Clear lens will bring more “vivid images than ever before.”
This dual camera setup with an f/1.6 aperture can deliver “25% more light to the sensor” compared to an f/1.8 camera. Additionally, the Crystal Clear glass has supposed “greater light-collecting ability” than those with plastic lenses, allowing for better color reproduction.
Finally, LG says that this V30 camera reduces edge distortion by a third when compared to last year’s V20, while also dropping in size by 30%. The camera will feature laser detect autofocus (AF), optical image stabilization (OIS), and electronic image stabilization.
UPDATE: LG’s social blog shared some additional details not in the press release from last night, revealing the megapixel count for the dual camera setup. According to a post, the LG V30 will sport a 16MP standard shooter along with a 13MP wide-angle camera.