Xiaomi working on a camera phone with 3D cameras

Xioami 3D camera phone
(Image credit: Let'sGoDigital)

As camera phone technology progresses, we're beginning to see more quirky patents come to light. Xiaomi is one of the most prolific patent filers – and the phone manufacturer hasn't disappointed with its latest offering. Xiaomi's latest patent shows a camera phone with the ability to capture 3D photos and videos directly from its own cameras. 

As reported by LetsGoDigital, the patent shows a smartphone with four cameras placed in each corner of the phone. The distance between each camera is what will help it produce the 3D effect. 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!