Apple and Samsung are both planning to include 3D–sensing cameras on their 2019 flagship phones, according to supply-chain sources in Korea.
Samsung is said to be readying a ‘Time of Flight’ (ToF) camera for the 5G edition of its Galaxy S10, which will be able to analyse the environment for augmented reality apps. Word is that it could also be used for gesture recognition.
With Samsung believed to be priming a ToF camera for its increasingly powerful Galaxy A series as well, it appears Apple does not want to be caught napping. The same insiders believe the new iPhone range will also offer 3D camera tech.
For its part, Qualcomm is planning on adding 3D tech to its processors to help mobile makers boost their hardware. A
pple’s ongoing spat with the chipset-maker, however, means it will doubtless look elsewhere for similar tech.
The Galaxy S10 is due to launch at February’s Mobile World Congress, with a new Infinity O screen, Android Pie and in–screen fingerprint scanner.