The new lens and software allow in much more light than current smartphone camera filter arrays. The software keeps the image resolution clean as the camera zooms further in. Once the camera has acquired the image, data is sent to a third party to process and analyze material compounds and the amount of each component. The third-party analyzer then sends the information back to the smartphone.
Unispectral is in talks with smartphone makers, auto makers, and security organizations to be third party analyzers. To analyze the data from camera images, the partner will need a large database of hyperspectral signatures.