KGI Securities Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo hasn’t been hot on Qualcomm recently. He’s definitely got reason not to be: nearly the whole of the mobile tech industry has more or less contributed against the chipmaker in the current legal imbroglio over its patent licenses.
Today, with the iPhone 8 in view and its multiple 3D-sensing functions the talk of the town, Kuo called Qualcomm’s development and production pace on 3D scanning products immature. The observations, relayed through 9to5Mac, point to 2019 as the earliest a mass push could happen for Android manufacturers.
A “revolutionary” front camera and infrared scanner are rumored to be at least part of the “huge difference” between the two feuding companies for the next couple of generations.