iPhones in 2019 to come with a 3D sensor on the back too

November 14th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

Apple’s TrueDepth selfie camera features a 3D sensor and starting from 2019 the rear camera might have a 3D sensor of its own. The company is allegedly talking to several component suppliers and evaluating its options.

The rear 3D sensor will help enhance Apple’s ARKit as it will give true measurements of distance rather than the estimates provided by the camera setup. Presumably it will also be used to enhance Portrait mode, similar to the selfie camera.

Unlike the front sensor – which users the structured light approach of the original Kinect – the rear sensor will use a…

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