LG Innotek, a division of the company concentrating on components, has revealed a pair of brand new pair of camera sensors, and confirmed they’ll be fitted to the new G4 smartphone that’s all set to be revealed at the end of April. LG knows it has got to make the G4 very special if it’s to maintain the buzz that has surrounded its high-end smartphones since the launch of the G3 last year, and making a spectacular camera is a key part of the package.
The main camera module shown off by LG Innotek has 16 megapixels, and an f/1.8 aperture, which is the widest aperture yet developed by the team for a smartphone. What does this mean? The G4’s camera will let in 80 percent more light than the G3, so you’ll take even better low-light images, and more impressive action shots, because the final pictures will have less blur.
We’re already fans of the G3’s f/2.2 aperture camera, but have found the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sometimes surpasses it when it comes to awesome night shots. This new camera module should even the playing field, and perhaps see the G4 surpass Apple’s excellent camera, which has an f/2.2 aperture.
The front camera on the G4 will also be substantially different to the G3’s selfie cam, which although decent, was lacking in the megapixel department. For the G4, LG Innotek has made an 8-megapixel camera with a specially produced IR filter to ensure it captures realistic and natural colors.
Combine all this with the inevitable laser autofocus, the gesture controls and improved software introduced on the G Flex 2’s, plus LG’s excellent OIS+ technology, and the G4 is all set to take on the iPhone 6 and Samsung’s new Galaxy S6. Samsung increased the rear camera to 16 megapixels for the S6, and it has an f/1.9 aperture, although in our review we found the low-light shots weren’t especially impressive.
LG will reveal the G4 on April 28, and you can read all the latest news and rumors surrounding the device in our roundup here.