02 Jan 2019

Apple working with Sony on 3D cameras for iPhone XI

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Apple working with Sony on 3D cameras for iPhone XI
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Devansh Subramanium

Devansh Subramanium

Asked on 2 January, 2019

What would be the benefit of such 3D cameras?

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These cameras will help map objects in 3D with more detail and accuracy. Hence, Apple and other companies can use this data to improve portrait photography, biometric (facial) authentication, and offer immersive AR and VR content.

Shaurya Bhatnagar

Shaurya Bhatnagar

Asked on 2 January, 2019

When will next iPhone XI launch?

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Going by Apple's launch timeline, we can expect the iPhone XI to show up sometime around September 2019.

Arnav Chavan

Arnav Chavan

Asked on 2 January, 2019

Are there any other 3D camera phones?

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Currently, OPPO R17 Pro used a 3D ToF camera in the rear camera setup. However, the technology is relatively new and its applications will be more evident in smartphones set to launch in 2019.

Aanya Tata

Aanya Tata

Asked on 2 January, 2019

How Sony's 3D camera sensors work?

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Sony uses a technology called 'time of flight,' where the sensors emit low-energy laser pulses and measure the time they take to reflect back. With this information, they create 3D models.