LG G8 ThinQ to come with ToF selfie camera

Ruben Fields
February 8, 2019

The upcoming flagship model from LG which has not been announced yet is said to be coming with new features, and we will be knowing about the same on the launch event scheduled at MWC.

While LG naming its next flagship device the G8 shouldn't be much of a surprise, there has been some speculation that the South Korean company will re-brand its G series.

LG has confirmed that the LG G8 ThinQ will be announced at Mobile World Congress this month. Infineon developed the ToF technology for use in both mid-tier and premium smartphones. In fact, it is being speculated that by 2020, the Cupertino giant will also ditch the structured lighting system in favor of the ToF technology. The recently released Honor View 20, for example, includes a 3D lens alongside its main 48-megapixel rear sensor that can measure distance between the subject and the camera lens as well as the volume of what you're shooting. In a statement LG detailed a new Infineon chip, and the possible benefits it could bring to new LG devices.

LG has teamed with imaging specialist Infineon Technologies and will use its Real3 image sensor chip in the LG G8 ThinQ.

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Accurate, secure, and foolproof face recognition has been one of the bragging rights of iPhone users thanks to Apple's TrueDepth sensor. The ToF camrea can see objects in 3D because of which it is not affected by light emitted by external sources.

This technology isn't new, as some cameras from the likes Huawei, OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi have all put ToF sensors on their backs.

ToF tech will help selfie photography for sure, but also works well for face-recognition, so is a good tech for biometric authentication.

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