Dual cameras are quickly spreading the mobile landscape and there are several manufacturers that are committed to this configuration. It all started with the esteoroscopica screen phones such as the LG Optimus 3D or HTC Evo 3D, but since then we have seen new applications focused on improving photographic capabilities, as it is the case of the HTC One M8, or more recently the P9 Huawei, LG G5 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Qualcomm wants to add to the holiday, and drawing the pull of dual cameras, has developed a own system compatible with 820 and 821 Snapdragon processors in order to facilitate the implementation of this type of camera manufacturers. His name is Clear Sight and combines two sensors: one color and one in black and white, giving as a result sharper images and clear, especially when there is little light.
Qualcomm dual-camera system has the functionality that you met a few months ago by Huawei P9. The module combines a sensor that registers a color image and another that gathers information in black and white, While Qualcomm Spectra image processor combine images to offer better results than that they would be obtained with only a lens.
Qualcomm compares the system with the human eye. Color sensor would do times of the cones and the sensor in white and black would be responsible for the work of canes, collecting information about the light. To remove the sensor color layer, He manages to collect three times more light, giving as a result more bright images and no noise.
In this case both lenses have the same focal length, not as in other proposals such as the LG G5 or the Apple with the iPhone 7 Plus, combining two lenses with different distance to compensate for the lack of optical zoom, one of the weak points of mobile photography.
As we said, the Clear Sight system will be compatible with 820 and 821 Snapdragon processors, so we hope to see it installed in high-end terminals. This proposal is usually reserved for the top smartphones, the rapid adoption of these systems is proof that dual cameras have come to stay and we hope that also in more basic ranges.