The next–generation iPhone 8 could come with a 3D dual lens camera system, according to reports from Korea.
Sources believe the camera in the new iPhone 8 will be supplied by LG Innotek, a division of the Korean tech company behind the G5.
Apple is said to be looking at ways to marry its existing 3D imaging technology with that found in LG Innotek’s dual-lens camera modules.
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Last year Apple snapped up LinX, an Israeli start-up which specialises in 3D image mapping. Its technology is thought to power the Portrait Mode on the top–end iPhone 7 Plus.
How the iPhone 8’s 3D images will look in reality remains unclear, but they are likely to offer improved depth of field and the ability to pick out details in the background of photos more easily.
LG Innotek already supplies the dual lens units for the iPhone 7 Plus, pointing towards the companies agreeing a deal for next year’s iPhone.
The iPhone 8 is set to feature an all–new glass design, wireless charging capabilities and possibly an OLED screen.
Korea Economic Daily