Google’s Nexus 5 rumored to come with a Lytro-like camera

Pictures of the Nexus 5 have been leaked left, right and center, but perhaps the most highlighted portion of the device is its camera module. There have not been many rumors about the camera on the Nexus 5, but now AndroidWorld is reporting that the smartphone could have a MEMS camera. The reports states that it has uncovered log files and found a model number for an 8-megapixel Sony camera sensor, which has also been referenced in DigitalOptics new MEMS camera.

DigitalOptics earlier in year showed off its MEMS camera at MWC. The camera module has the ability to snap pictures at a fast pace and is able to focus on a subject twice as fast as current smartphone cameras can. Notably, it is able to combine 7 images with different focus points. Reportedly, there will be an enhancement in Android 4.4 KitKat’s stock gallery app that will allow the user to change the focus of the picture in post just like one can when using a Lytro light field camera.

Earlier this year, Nokia’s smartphone division chief, Jo Harlow, had also indicated that the company was working on smartphones with computational imaging cameras, which would offer similar results.


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