LG patents phone with triple front-facing cameras

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Despite the craziness of the increasing number of cameras on a phone, there still aren’t many triple front-facing camera smartphones. In fact, there are only a handful of phones with the mentioned feature. Phones including this feature are Meitu V7 and Honor Magic 2. Sources reveal that via a published patent, LG might be joining the list in the future.

LG files a patent

The Korean-originated smartphone manufacturer recently filed a patent with the World Intellectual property Office for a triple front-facing camera phone. The triple camera setup will reside on the front notch of the phone. Turns out, the unwelcomed notch will remain for quite some time on LG phones.

Triple front-facing Camera Specifications

To maintain suspense, the configuration for the triple camera is still unknown. However, we believe one of the sensors is a ToF 3D camera. The LG G8 ThinQ has dual front-facing cameras – a wide angle sensor and a ToF camera. For this device, the new sensor might be an ultra-wide angle camera.

Patent Diagram

According to the patent diagram, the phone has triple rear cameras and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Still no in-display fingerprint scanners for LG, the company is still not satisfied enough to adopt the technology. The volume control and AI assistant buttons are on the left while the power button and SIM tray are on the right.

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IMAGE SOURCE: Tech Lector

WHERE DID THE HEADPHONE JACK GO?

While the cameras might be the big deal here, there is actually a more important detail that the patent shows (or doesn’t show). The device doesn’t have an audio jack! LG is one of the few manufacturers that have kept the 3.5mm audio jack on their phones but this patent shows it may be removed in future devices.

LG not only keeps the audio jack on its phones but its flagships are usually praised for their impressive audio thanks to the Quad-DAC. For fans of the brand, the removal of the audio jack might result in them ditching LG for other brands.