Another day and another iPhone 8-related rumor! According to analyst KGI Ming-Chi Kuo, the high-end iPhone 8 is likely to feature a revolutionary front camera along with the infrared module that can sense the 3D space in front of the smartphone. Also Read - Apple TV+ free trial will now be available for 3 months instead of a year: What to do?Also Read - Apple Beats Studio Buds launched: AirPods for Android devices
According to Kuo, the camera module on the front of the iPhone 8 will feature the camera lens produced by Sony, and an infrared receiver manufactured by Foxconn, 9To5Mac reports. Detailing how this would work, the report says, The 3D system works by sending invisible IR light signals outwards from the phone and then detecting the signals that bounce back off of objects using the 1.4 megapixel IR receiver.
Such advanced hardware could find use in iris recognition for security, 3D selfies, and even advanced gaming. The analyst further says that hardware will be powered by algorithms developed by PrimeSense. Apple had acquired this startup back in 2013. ALSO READ: Here s how Apple plans to ditch the home button on the iPhone 8
The high-end iPhone 8 is turning out to be a radically advanced smartphone if all the reports are to be believed. We have already come across rumors of an all-glass design that will aid in wireless charging, and a fingerprint sensor embedded below the display glass. In other words, Apple is likely to do away with the physical home button/ Touch ID sensor.
This iPhone variant is also expected to boast higher-level water and dust resistance, a faster processor, and an improved rear camera. Needless to say, these upgrades won t come cheap, and the iPhone 8 is expected to be priced upwards of $1,000, which is approximately Rs 67,000.