LG confirms that the G8 ThinQ is going to have a 3D face lock camera
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LG has not yet announced its next flagship, but as ever, the company likes to feed information about it in order to make its disclosure complete. We’ve learned today that it is called the G8 ThinQ and that it includes a flight-time sensor as part of its camera portfolio. The ToF sensors work with infrared light-off objects bouncing and can be used for 3D object-recognizing (this probably explains the recently assumed rendering which showed two cameras in the phone display). This ensures that the face is secure and the background blurts even more precisely in selfie portraits, and also possibly with several AR applications. Infineon ‘s REAL3 chip is the sensor in the G8ThinQ.
LG does not talk about how to use it in the software of the G8 but promises a “new level of front camera capability in a smartphone. “LG is not the first company to have a ToF sensor on the phone, and this year we are expected to see several others. The back facing of Honor View 20 allows the sensor to be used for both selfies and regular photos because the phone has an exceptional two-screen design in the Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition. In the meantime, Sony says that it plans to increase its own technological versions. The ThinQ G8 will be officially presented by LG in Barcelona later this month around the Mobile World Congress. Apart from the ToF sensor, a second screen attachable and a touchless gesture control interface are rumored to be different.