The new LG G8 ThinQ phone from LG includes at the front and a so-called ‘time-of-flight-camera (ToF-camera) which in three dimensions can be ‘seen’. That confirmed the company Thursday in a press statement.
Earlier leaked an image of the new smartphone. That is to see that in addition to the selfiecamera a second sensor is placed, probably the ToF-camera.
Time-of-flight cameras in 3D to ‘see’ through the registration of infrared radiation. The technology is used for face recognition to improve.
The camera identifies in this way 3D objects in the space. That may in the future be used in apps for virtual reality and augmented reality.
Within five years, anywhere 3D cameras
The technology is based on the REAL3-chip of chip maker Infineon Technologies. Infineon ceo Andreas Urschitz said in a press statement that he expects the majority of phones on the market “within five years” 3D cameras will contain.
The technology is currently already used in Huawei’s Honor View 20, and Vivo’s Nex Dual Display phone. Apple also uses infrared light for face recognition in recent iPhones.