Qualcomm Clear Sight dual camera tech mimics human eyes
Qualcomm Clear Sight is advertised to mimic how the human eye works. Our retinas contain two types of cells called “cones” and “rods”. Cones capture detailed colors but work best in well-lit environments. The exact opposite, rods function better in the dark but barely carry any color information.
This duality is reflected in the Clear Sight module, which also contains two types of cameras, each with its own lens and its own sensor. Both have the same focal length and technically both have the same sensor. The difference is that one has its color filter removed. In exchange for the ability to capture color information, that sensor instead offers better contrast information and low-light capabilities.
So on the one hand, you have the Qualcomm Clear Sight, a single integrated module with two cameras, one RGB and one Black & White. But that module is only able to work its magic through the Qualcomm Spectra ISP, which is, of course, only available on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 821.
Availability details of the Clear Sight module will be forthcoming, but with Qualcomm fully in the game, you can expect more dual camera smartphones in the market really soon.