It’s not the first time we talk about the iPhone 8 camera, and something tells us it’s not going to be the last either. Just as we are covering the mobiles that will be presented at the MWC in Barcelona, we do not forget to review the latest rumors and leaks that arise around the next Apple smartphone. The last thing we know is that the iPhone 8 would equip a front camera capable of capturing 3D selfies.
It seems that the rumored iPhone 8 with edge-to-edge OLED display would presume, in addition to these features, a “revolutionary” camera system on the front that consists of three modules that in turn would allow to detect depth in three dimensions. This applied to a more mundane language would mean that the iPhone 8 would enjoy a system of easy recognition, expandable to iris recognition and the generation of 3D selfies.
These predictions have been shared by the famous KGI Securities Ming analyst -Chi Kuo, known in the world of technology community for his leaks on the new smartphones of Cupertino and that indicates that the camera would have the technology of PrimeSense, company that Apple acquired in 2013. PrimeSense, as many will know, was behind the development of Kinect technology of Microsoft Xbox console
iPhone 8 concept
The three modules mentioned include a front camera module, already existing in the current iPhone models, an infrared transmission module and an infrared receiving module. Using these advances, the camera would be able to find the location and depth of objects placed in front of it and allow to perform the functions described previously.
According to Kuo, this three-camera system capable of generating 3D selfies could wipe out the Touch ID. In addition to “bringing an innovative user experience” to the iPhone 8 with OLED display, it seems, the company would use this technology.
More features of the iPhone 8
If true, this would be one of the main novelties of an iPhone 8 that should be a real revolution for the company as was the first iPhone. Precisely now that the tenth anniversary of the smartphone is taking place Apple seems to be putting “all the meat on the grill” to surprise its own and strangers with an iPhone that could inherit the “Touch Bar” from the latest Macbook or the disappearance of the 32 GB model, for the benefit of two versions of 64 or 256 GB, leaving the iPhone 7 with its 32 GB of internal memory as the only option for less storage.