LG is working on its next flagship although we don’t know much about it yet. A report published on The Verge quotes that it will be named LG G8 ThinQ and will sport fine 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor at the front camera array which provides input on why the front side has two cameras in the renders teased.
ToF sensors are the next big thing as it uses infrared light to detect the presence of a person or object. The infrared light reflects from the subject’s surface and returns to the sensor that allows precise and accurate facial recognition and background scan on smartphones like the upcoming LG G8 ThinQ.
LG has reportedly roped in the Infineon’s REAL3 chip to accommodate the 3D ToF camera which has potential to do various AR applications something that you can check out on a recent Samsung video. The point of having a ToF camera is to provide accurate measurements of objects while putting less computational power and render precise 3D model for tasks such as more secure facial recognition system even in pitch black, detecting presence, allowing AR applications to run with hassle and more.
LG G8 ThinQ is not the only smartphone to integrate a 3D ToF camera because we have already seen a handful of devices making their moves into this new camera tech such as Honor View 20, Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition, etc. In fact, Samsung and Apple are working on the same tech that shows how big ToF cam could go in the future.
LG showcases its first-ever ToF camera on its Tango Phab 2 Pro tablet with exceptional AR technology back in 2016. Let’s assume that LG will be holding a colossal showcase event at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) to be held on February 25 to 28 where it might showcase LG G8 ThinQ among others. Stay tuned on TechTantrum to know more!!!