LG has recently submitted a patent for a smartphone that features a basic sketch of a device that features three selfie cameras, and three rear cameras. The patent in question was registered with the WIPO (World Intelectual Property Office) and went live on Friday.
The device showcased in the document seems to have three front-facing cameras in a wide notch at the top of the display. Unfortunately, each camera’s function isn’t explicitly described, but according to speculation one could be a standard lens, another ultra-wide, and finally the third might be a ToF sensor. The order can vary, but since LG has recently introduced a ToF sensor with the G8, it could possibly integrate a triple-camera setup.
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Considering the design in the diagram, the smartphone in question would be a worthy candidate to succeed the LG V50 that launched a couple of months ago at the MWC. The rear of the sketch looks very similar to the V50 with its horizontally placed triple camera. In fact, the overall design is very similar to LG’s current flagships. The smartphone in the patent also brings the same separate volume keys and a dedicated Google Assistant Key. The right side has a power key and a long microSD/SIM tray.
Aside from the triple selfie cameras, the sketch shows the absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack, something that may indicate LG’s future plans of ditching the popular analog port.