Smartphone manufacturers are constantly raising the bar and level of innovation with each passing year. A few years back smartphones only had a single camera. But in recent times, a triple and quad camera setup is all but common, especially in flagship models. Now, a Chinese company might be pushing the bar even higher as it patents a smartphone with 8 cameras on the rear.
According to a LetsGoDigital report, a Chinese brand called Lens Technology recently filed a patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) for a device with an octa camera setup. For those unaware, Lens Technology is a brand not known for smartphones, but rather it supplies to other OEMs like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei. The company has also supplied the display for the Apple Watch.
Looking at the patent, the device in question looks quite futuristic, with a full body screen on the front, which also houses what appears to be a physical button, while no notch can be observed from the patented images. Arriving at its most notable aspect, the rear features a total of eight camera sensors, with two sensors on each corner of the smartphone. Furthermore, each of these pairs also houses an LED flash in between.
As its name suggests, Lens Technology also makes camera modules and lenses apart from just cover glass for touch displays. So, we might see a device with 8 cameras in the near future. Although, it would most likely be through another OEM that the company has partnered with. Unfortunately, it is still too early to confirm anything at the moment, so stay tuned for more updates.