SoftBank and Leica invest $121 million in Light, smartphone coming by year’s end

July 20th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Light has been ahead of the curve – it introduced a camera with 16 lenses back in 2015, before LG kicked off the multi-camera craze in the smartphone world with the G5 in 2016 (and most phones are still at 2). Now the company has scored a sizable $121 million Series D round lead by SoftBank’s Vision Fund (but Leica also participated).

A smartphone with Light’s technology is set to launch by the end of the year. It won’t go up to 16, but the smartphone tech supports up to a still-insane 9 cameras.

Concept of a Light-powered phone camera • Automotive applications are also on the…

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