Recently, cameras in smartphones have taken a strong place in the lives of users, so companies are improving them in every way and increasing the number of modules. LG has decided to beat the competition by patenting a mobile device with a huge number of cameras. According to the manufacturer, 16 pieces are just right for obtaining perfect photographic images. Multiple lenses will not surprise anyone. Over the past year, we have seen that smartphones with two, three and four main cameras successfully enter the mass market. At the same time, they want stubborn rumors about a cellular device with 5 cameras from Nokia and even potential 9. But the LG patent went beyond even this with a 16-camera array. Unlike most multi-camera systems, including the LG V40 ThinQ, which offer different types of lenses for different effects in a single shot, the goal of multiple cameras seems to be to offer different angles in the photo using perspective from different lenses placed on a curved surface. The LG patent also describes the combination of different camera angles to create a miniature film, such as a heavy-duty version of things like Apple Live Photos or Lytro’s Adjustable Light Images. The patent also claims that the smartphone will be able to use different data sets from different lenses to cut things out of the image (say, for things like portrait mode or even completely replacing the background). Of course, at the moment this is just a patent, without any signs that LG is actually planning to place this on any device. But with the ever-growing battle for the best cameras, this can only be a matter of time, and soon the 16-camera smartphone will become a reality. The question of price is generally better not to spend, as are items with power consumption and a processor for processing an enormous data stream.