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A recent research conducted by Digitimes predicts that this year, in 2019, shipments of Android smartphones with 3D sensing capabilities will boom.
Time of Flight technology is becoming stronger for 3D sensing purposes in cameras, and Sony could be getting ready for the demand
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.