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LG G8 ThinQ to come with ToF selfie camera

08 February, 2019, 06:42 | Author: Tara Roberts
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The sensor that will be used on this chipset will be Infineon's REAL3 chipset and has promised to deliver a new level of front camera capabilities. We've seen LG announcing certain phone features ahead of the actual press event for a phone, so this isn't surprising.

Time of Flight technology is something that we are seeing more and more in smartphones.

LG has confirmed it's teamed up with microelectronics manufacturer Infineon, to use the latter's time-of-flight technology in the upcoming LG G8 ThinQ's front camera.

Compared to structured lighting system for 3D facial recognition on Apple iPhones, a ToF sensor is cheaper and easier to manufacture. In a statement LG detailed a new Infineon chip, and the possible benefits it could bring to new LG devices.

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Other recent moves in the business reveal that 3D cameras will become a thing on Android this year.

According to LG, the G8 ThinQ's ToF sensor works better in ambient light than other 3D technologies. Furthermore, the device is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC which will come with two rear camera support and also touchless gestures.

"Keeping in mind LG's goal to provide real value to its mobile customers, our newest flagship was designed with ToF technology from inception to give users a unique and secure verification system without sacrificing camera capabilities", said LG Mobile's senior vice president and head of product strategy Chang Ma said. The ToF camrea can see objects in 3D because of which it is not affected by light emitted by external sources.

In addition to unlocking the device, this tech will also reportedly be used for AR and VR applications. Last time, it focused on its first 5G phone, believed to be called the LG V50 ThinQ, which will launch alongside its usual G series flagship.

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