With a total of five, LG's current flagship smartphone V40 ThinQ already offers more camera modules than most of its competitors. However, it appears the current dual and triple-camera setups are only the beginning of a multi-camera arms race in the mobile industry.
According to a recent patent filing discovered by Dutch technology publication LetsGoDigital, the Korean manufacturer could be working on a smartphone with 16 sensors and lenses in the main camera array. The individual modules are arranged in a 4 x 4 matrix and designed to record the same scene from slightly offset angles, enabling the capture of 3D video or interesting image manipulation effects.
In an example it is shown how it would be possible to rotate the head of a portrait subject (or a teddy bear in the illustration below) to the angle you like best after capture.