Analyst Claims Apple’s TrueDepth Camera Technology In iPhone X Is 2.5 Years Ahead Of Android Competition

Apple unveiled its iPhone X flagship smartphone for the year a few weeks ago. However, it has not gone for sale as the preorders will go live on October 27 and will reach the end user after some time. The device comes’s with Apple’s TrueDepth Camera technology which is said to be two years ahead of Android smartphones if they opt to adopt it. The TrueDepth Camera technology on the iPhone X that enables advanced features on the handset like Face ID and more. However, a well-known analyst named, Ming-Chi Kuo states that Apple’s TrueDepth Camera technology will take 2.5 years for Android phones to adopt. Let’s see some more details on the subject.

Apple Is 2.5 Years In The Lead In Terms OF Its TrueDepth Camera Technology

In a note to investors, Kuo stated that Apple’s TrueDepth Camera technology will take 2.5 years to reach to Android. This is the same analyst who previously stated that it would take Qualcomm two years to reach Apple’s 3D sensing technology. The analyst is highly viable in his claims and is one of the most senior of his field. Here’s how the technology works  in Face ID:

Once it confirms the presence of an attentive face, the TrueDepth camera projects and reads over 30,000 infrared dots to form a depth map of the face along with a 2D infrared image. This data is used to create a sequence of 2D images and depth maps, which are digitally signed and sent to the Secure Enclave.

To counter both digital and physical spoofs, the TrueDepth camera randomizes the sequence of 2D images and depth map captures and projects a device-specific random pattern.

Henceforth, as we can conclude, Apple will have a huge lead in terms of the technology and it will take quite some time for Android smartphone manufacturers to make use of the technology. Some of the major application of the technology can be found on the iPhone X like the aforementioned Face ID, Animoji and advanced face tracking.

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In addition to this, we have been previously hearing reports that the iPhone X shipments will be delayed. Rumors suggest that the delay is possibly due to manufacturing the camera with the aforesaid technology. It’s not like Android manufacturers are not working on improving their own technology. We will see plenty of advancements in the coming months for the Galaxy Note 8 as well as any other Android smartphone that features facial recognition technology. The current 2.5 years lead is devoted to Apple’s TrueDepth Camera technology will result in a huge advantage for the company.

There will be more to the story, be sure to stay tuned and share your views in the comments.

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Ali Zia

Love for all things technology have always been a major part of my life. I love toying with gadgets plus reviewing software and smartphones is my major field of expertise.


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