LG G8 ThinQ official, will use revolutionary Time-of-Flight selfie camera

Here's LG's Response To Face ID

Here's LG's Response To Face ID

Touching on the LG G8 ThinQ itself, the device will be their first flagship for 2019 which will go head on with the Samsung Galaxy S10. The South Korean electronics giant teamed up with German semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies to introduce time-of-flight (ToF) technology on the LG G8 ThinQ, which will be unveiled in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 later this month, Yonhap news agency reported.

What the hell is a ToF image sensor, you ask?

We've seen time-of-flight sensors on other smartphones.

Compared to structured lighting system for 3D facial recognition on Apple iPhones, a ToF sensor is cheaper and easier to manufacture. The chip is a REAL3 image sensor chip provided by Infineon. For those that don't know, a ToF camera measures the time an infrared signal takes to bounce off a subject and return to the source. Using algorithms for processed 3D point clouds ("a set of data points in space produced by 3D scanning") the chip will bring ToF imaging to selfie lovers.

Huawei says security issues could take five years to resolve
The letter follows concerns raised past year by the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) in its annual report. Germany has said it wants high data security standards for its 5G network.

Accurate, secure, and foolproof face recognition has been one of the bragging rights of iPhone users thanks to Apple's TrueDepth sensor.

ToF tech will help selfie photography for sure, but also works well for face-recognition, so is a good tech for biometric authentication. This will make the ToF chip more effective in dimly-lit places, so it will be able to recognize the user's face in low illuminated surroundings.

While the LG G8 ThinQ might be the device with both touchless gestures and a modular display, it's also possible that LG could launch a new flagship level handset that features a modular display, with the G8 including touchless gestures.

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