Shipments of Android smartphones with ToF sensors will boom this year

A recent research conducted by Digitimes predicts that this year, in 2019, shipments of Android smartphones with 3D sensing capabilities will boom.

Sony could give us better camera tech than what’s found in Face ID

Time of Flight technology is becoming stronger for 3D sensing purposes in cameras, and Sony could be getting ready for the demand

Vivo will soon take on Apple’s Face ID with innovative 3D sensing solution

Vivo’s latest mobile industry breakthrough is a TOF 3D sensing solution that, at least on paper, looks more complex and promising than Apple’s Face ID tech.
Huawei P20 Pro review

Speculation grows that a triple-camera iPhone is coming in 2019 with 3D sensing features

It’s probably not happening this year, but in 2019, we could see Apple copy Huawei with at least one triple-camera iPhone variant supporting both 3x optical zoom and advanced AR experiences with 3D sensing functionality.

New hands-on video purports to show Xiaomi Mi 8 version with translucent back

Just in case the fast-approaching Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone didn’t feel exciting enough, a freshly leaked video appears to confirm both in-display fingerprint recognition and an eye-catching translucent backplate.

Xiaomi Mi 8 announcement scheduled for May 31, starting price could be as low as $440

To celebrate the company’s eight anniversary, an ultra-high-end Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone will be unveiled on May 31, possibly with in-display fingerprint recognition and 3D facial scanning in tow.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Samsung Galaxy S10 codename revealed, 3D sensing struggles rumored

We’re not sure this will even be called the Samsung Galaxy S10, but it’s probably codenamed “Beyond”, and it may not be able to implement 3D sensing facial recognition technology.

Xiaomi Mi 7 could beat Samsung and Huawei flagships to the 3D sensing punch this Q3

While Samsung and Huawei may need to hold off until next year on adopting Face ID-rivaling 3D sensing tech, the Xiaomi Mi 7 is expected out this Q3 with a complex facial recognition feature in tow.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Samsung is reportedly hard at work on 3D sensing tech for Galaxy S10 Face ID rival

A highly advanced 3D sensing solution is reportedly in the works for Samsung’s Galaxy S10 (or Galaxy X) next year to go after Face ID speed, security and reliability on the iPhone X.

Apple plans large LG Innotek investment to ensure stable next-gen Face ID production

The entire next generation of iPhones is widely expected to support Face ID recognition, and Apple has no problem spending large sums of money to help out key supply partners.

2019 iPhones to pack even larger batteries than 2018 generation to handle TrueDepth needs

Apple might be more focused than ever on enhancing battery capacity for 2018, then 2019 iPhones in order to improve endurance and keep up with TrueDepth consumption.

Face ID is so hot that Android OEMs are ready to give up under-screen fingerprint development

It’s not going to be easy for technologies similar to Apple’s Face ID to go mainstream, but Android smartphone makers are definitely interested.