16-lens camera maker Light developing 9-lens smartphone

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With many flagships now featuring two lenses on the back, or three, in the case of Huawei's P20 Pro, it looks as if we'll see a smartphone with between five and nine cameras sometime this year. In 2015, a company with the very un-Googleable name Light announced a new type of camera that has 16 lenses working simultaneously to create DSLR-quality photos.

That's quite a lofty goal for a brand that only has working prototypes right now - with lenses numbering between five and nine - so it's a long way from ready with only six months left to go. It is developing a new, multi-lens camera system that smartphone manufacturers can adopt for super high-end photo capture. The goal of the second lens for these smartphones is to help with zooming and to measure the depth of field, giving users the ability to create blurred backgrounds during the shot. As the Washington Post notes, priced at $1950, the L16 certainly isn't cheap. The lenses, all together, manage to capture 64-megapixel shots and work remarkably well in low-light as well as high-speed conditions.

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At the older end of the scale, the 32-year-old Ashley Young said he would be keen to take a penalty if the Colombia game goes to a shootout.

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That would prove the last qualifty chance before the game went to penalties, in which England had not won since 1996. We are together, more experienced and a stronger squad of players than we were in Brazil.

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Murray's place in the draw goes to Jason Jung of Taiwan, the world number 154 who has just one win on the main tour in 2018. Murray has only played three competitive matches since he took time off from the game to recover from hip problems.

Take Essential, for example. A lot of factors played in that unsuccessful first attempt, but the main thing is that the smartphone landscape is hard to break into at the moment.

The camera is already some way towards being a smartphone as it runs Android and boasts built-in Wi-Fi. It also means that better depth perception can be utilised for better bokeh and the like. It's nice to see a company such as Light trying to innovate this department, and if it's going to head down the smartphone journey, it'll need all the help and luck it can get.

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