The past few years have seen a meteoric rise in smartphone camera technology. Just a little over 10 years ago, smartphone cameras came into our lives with its overall grainy demeanour. Fast forward to 2019 and it has since improved by leaps and bounds, so much so that it is starting to rival compact digital cameras in the process.

The technology in smartphone cameras isn’t the only thing that has been mounting — it’s also the amount. Some smartphone brands still stick with the usual single or dual camera setup, but many others have since gone down the route of having three or more cameras in its smartphones.

The likes of Samsung, Apple, and Huawei have since propelled the innovation and technology that goes into its smartphones. This includes variable aperture modes, greater optical and digital zoom capabilities, as well as the overall picture quality. That isn’t all however as a smartphone camera is only as good as the software within.

Of course with the addition of neural processing units (NPUs) in the mobile processors of smartphones, it allows the smartphone to learn over time on the best way to operate. NPUs are also crucial in today’s smartphone to recognise, understand, and adapt itself when necessary. Whether you’re snapping a picture of your meal, the landscape, or your significant other, the NPU within the phone will work with the camera to recognise what is in front of the lens.

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