With good reason, the most anticipated feature the iPhone 8 will bring to the table is a radical new redesign featuring an edge to edge OLED display. But with the iPhone 8 display hogging the headlines, it’s easy to forget that Apple’s next-gen iPhone will bring a lot of compelling features to the table, including advanced 3D sensors capable of best-in-class facial recognition.
Echoing previous reports, The Korea Herald reports that LG Innotek has been tapped to supply the iPhone 8’s 3D camera sensors.
The report said the company’s new facility investment worth 269.7 billion won (US$238.50 million) that was announced on April 27 will be dedicated to Apple’s orders. The initial deal size is estimated at about 200 billion won.
According to the report, Apple’s implementation of 3D cameras will have a number of varied use-cases, including gaming and facial recognition. And while the iPhone 8 won’t be the first smartphone to feature facial recognition, there’s reason to believe that Apple’s implementation will be the best we’ve seen to date. Facial recognition on Samsung’s S8, for example, only uses “2D technology” and can readily be fooled.
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