This post was most recently updated on September 23rd, 2019
I remember back in the day when smartphones were becoming popular. We used to distinguish a big phone from a small one by calling the former a “camera phone”. This has switched up a bit nowadays as 97% of phones out there have a camera lens. However, what separates the high-end from the low-end phones is the number of cameras and the picture quality. In this post, I shall be appraising the reasons why there are more camera lenses on mobile phones. Suffice to say that all popular phone manufacturers like Apple, one plus, oppo, Samsung, LG, sony Huawei are in a race to outdo one another by improving on their mobile photography year in year out.
At the moment, the iPhone11, and Huawei Mate 30, “have three camera lenses” which are very eye-catching. It has now become a norm in the current mobile phone market that whenever a mobile phone manufacturer releases a new machine, mobile photography must be one of the highlights.
The Reasons why there are more Camera Lenses on Modern Phones
The Smartphone was originally a mere communication tool. Since its development, it has become an indispensable companion in people’s lives. Also, taking pictures is an important way to capture life’s beautiful moments naturally.
Surprisingly, the camera quality/ technology it has become one of the benchmarks for measuring the performance of mobile phones. Suffice to say, taking pictures is an important factor in people’s choice of mobile phones, but it is definitely not the only factor.
So, why are mobile phone brands now taking photoshoot as a “selling point”? This has been summed up in the following three main points:
Since the development of mobile phones, the gap between various brand configurations (mainly processors, storage, body storage, etc.) has gradually become smaller.
This point can be seen from the gap between Android and Apple phones. The major mobile phones have gradually entered the stage of over-performance. The performance is also reaching its limits. In a word, “configuration” is in the user’s perception, and now it has slowly relegated to the second line from the most important position of concern.
Therefore, more and more mobile phone manufacturers are aiming at the field of photography when pursuing differentiation. There are many directions for differentiation. For instance, oppo f11 pro, OnePlus 7 Pro(who happens to pioneer/popularise the popup-camera technology) are distinguished by their pop-up camera technology. Huawei has its Leica lenses and he is the major pioneer of quad-camera. Apart from this, Huawei was the first to use a 42MP camera. Samsung innovated the hole-punch selfie camera lens on the galaxy s10 plus. No one has done this before Samsung. Google pixel 3-night mode is one of the best. Apple introduces 3 camera lens and night mode with the iPhone. Apple night mode is so good to the extent that experts believe that it is better than the pixel’s night sight.
Reason 2: It’s much easier for Phone Makers to take Control of this Section
The sound quality in a decade ago was once popular, but it gradually faded. One of the important reasons is that the music section is too complex to control. We all know that there are many factors that determine the sound quality, such as Headphones, bit rates, media players, etc.
it is difficult for mobile phone manufacturers to control all aspects. And it is difficult for music phones to be differentiated along with this variable because a lot of factors come into play.
By comparison, the scene of taking pictures is easy to control. From hardware matching to algorithm optimization, all the initiative rights are in the hands of mobile phone manufacturers. As long as the consumers are impressed by the camera effect, they will succeed.
Reason 03: Photographing is just Needed
Nowadays, a lot of information is transmitted by pictures and videos. A clear picture will undoubtedly give people a better visual enjoyment. People’s living standards are improved, and some beautiful pictures always want to be retained forever. So, it is naturally necessary to have a powerful mobile phone. I think that the mobile phone with the best camera shoutouts also brings considerable sales results.
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