iPhone 8 Rumors Add 3D Dual-Lens Camera Tech Going Into The Works

According to a new report it looks like Apple is very much interested in focusing on camera for 2017 iPhone hardware. For that to implement considerably be in touch with supplier LG to develop a highly capable module that is capable of enabling 3D photographing in its mobile devices. Here is everything we know so far about the 3D dual-lens camera system tipped for iPhone 8, and let you know more by sharing this via TechGiri.


“Sources close to the situation said, “Apple is now studying how to apply its 3D camera technology into LG Innotek’s smartphone camera,” adding, “Since LG Innotek also has its own 3D camera and related technologies, such joint efforts will likely to bear fruit sometime within next year.”

It seems that Apple is working with LG on bringing a new dual camera module capable of 3D effects for potential use in the 10th anniversary iPhone. Reportedly, it was actually briefed in The Korean Economic Daily, which is a South Korean media. By the way, the Cupertino-based company already has a relatuvely close working relationship with LG has pasrt of an ongoing deal for the manufacturer to supply the iSight-Duo lens system that ships with the iPhone 7 Plus. Relationship, that is expected to be extended on an innovation basis to take the camera experience up another level with the next-generation iPhone.

In short for long living, rather states that the “LG Innotek” dual-lens camera will likely be used in Apple’s new production of smartphones in the latter fall of next year. On area that Apple continuously looks to improve with each and every iPhone model is the photography experience to end users. What’s been more evident is when Apple took the opportunity to differentiate the iPhone 7 Plus from the smaller iPhone 7 model with the addition integration of a dual-lens camera system. There’s also the equipment of Portrait mode that truly enhances that experience.

If this report is anywhere near accurate, then there are possibilities that Apple could once again be looking to LG and the Innotek system to breathe additional power and complexity into the new iPhone, or the iPhone 8 as it may be called, or iPhone 8 Plus.

For those unknown about the matter that mentions the LinX Imaging company Apple bought last year, took the ownership of the Israeli starup’s enhanced camera technology, which otherwise introduced 3D depth mapping and lightning enhancements, likely used to create features such as Portrait Mode seen in the iPhone 7 range.

Currently, it’s unclear what other “3D photographing” features the sources are referring to that would be hardware-based. Apple indeed own old patents for face and biometric recognition, has patented inventions in the past for high-end image analysis techniques such as object recognition, but these largely rely on software. There’s still another part which Apple is working on integrating augmented reality functionality into the iPhone’s Camera app.

Information regarding the actual product, and more necessarily, what kind of apps it could be used to power. Apple is known to hold many patents pertaining to object and gesture recognition in 3D space, so there’s a chance the company could be looking to utilize some of these technologies.


Apple might has a major iPhone redesign planned for 2017, with a glossy body and edge-to-edge OLED display that includes an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor, front-facing camera, a lot more likely that Apple would focus efforts with LG on developing a smaller camera module that offers the same power as today’s dual-lens system in order to integrate it into the full iPhone range next year. To be sold alongside upgraded standard of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones, and could potentially feature wireless charging by ease.

If that would not only involve working around miniaturizing the module as much as possible, but also actually integrating advanced technology for 3D photography, that’s possibility of a big camera upgrade planned for its launch.

(Source: The Korea Economic Daily)

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