Digitimes Research predicts that we’re going to see a real boom this year in shipments of Android smartphones featuring 3D sensing technology. More and more manufacturers are adopting back-end time-of-flight (ToF) sensors, claims the research, which will lead to the feature possibly becoming a standard on flagship and high-end-mid-range models.

The report also mentions that, while there are several Chinese suppliers, smartphone manufacturers are still relying on imports when it comes to certain components, like “vertical-cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) devices, diffractive optics element (DOE) products and infrared CMOS image sensors”.

The OPPO Find X and Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer are mentioned as the first Android devices to feature 3D sensing technology, quickly followed and adopted by Huawei on its Mate 20-series flagship. Digitimes Research predicts a total number of 20 million units shipped in 2019, all equipped with ToF sensors.




Anton is the Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow. As publication leader, he aims to bring Pocketnow even closer to you. His vision is mainly focused on, and oriented towards, the audience. Anton’s ambition, adopted by the entire team, is to transform Pocketnow into a reference media outlet.

Contact: [email protected]

You May Also Like
Mark your calendars; a new Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event is upon us
We have an official date for the new Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event, which is said to present the most powerful Galaxy
realme 8 review title
Realme 8 review: charming, confusing, and competitive
Realme 8 is a weird hodge·podge of confusing spec upgrades and downgrades packed inside a shiny body. But is it worth the asking price?
lg velvet and wing pocketnow edited
LG is dead, but check out the heavily discounted LG Velvet and Wing right now!
The wild LG Wing is currently discounted by a massive $400, and the LG Velvet is also available at a lucrative price right now.