OmniVision Intros Dual-Camera Video Sharing
OmniVision today announced what it calls Video-in-Video (ViV) technology. This new capability, meant for smartphones and tablets, will allow such devices to combine and share the video feed from both the rear- and front-facing cameras at the same time. According to OmniVision, it has spent two years fine-tuning this technology, which uses a master/slave configuration between the main camera and secondary camera wherein the main camera is able to share is MIPI interface with the secondary camera. OmniVision's technology can then stitch to two video feeds together (or ignore one of them) and send it to the baseband for transmission over wireless networks. OmniVision thinks this feature can improve the mobile video-sharing experience, as it can be used to create a richer, more immersive view of the sender's surroundings to recipients. OmniVision did not say when the technology would become available to device manufacturers.
LG V10 Boasts Second Screen, Dual Front Cameras
LG announced the V10, a flagship smartphone that includes a ticker display, double cameras, and a more rugged design than some of LG's previous handsets. The main screen measures 5.7 inches and has quad HD resolution, while the secondary display, which sits above the main one, measures 2.1 inches and has 1040 x 160 pixels.
Facebook Messenger Lets Users Send HD Video and 360-Degree Photos
Facebook updated its Facebook Messenger app today with more media-sharing powers. The latest version of Messenger can be used to share 720p high definition video with others.
LG's G6 to Carry Dual 13MP Rear Cameras
LG today said its forthcoming G6 flagship smartphone will include two rear-mounted cameras and a single front-facing camera in much the same vein as last year's V20. The rear cameras will each capture 13 megapixels, says LG, with one taking standard field-of-view shots and the other taking 125-degree, wide-angle shots.
Blu Vivo X Boasts 4 Cameras, 6-Inch 18:9 Display
Blu Products today announced the Vivo X, a flagship handset that costs less than $300. The phone is among the first from Blu to jump to the 18:9 aspect ratio for its 6-inch 1440 by 720p display.
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