Huawei planning to unveil a new phone this month with a camera capable of taking 3-D pictures
Are you really waiting for the next big thing? Well, Huawei is working on such technology.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the company is planning to unveil a new phone with a camera capable of taking 3-D pictures. The phone, code-named Princeton internally, will be announced this month and go on sale within a few weeks.
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Huawei will use sensors developed by Sony that can “accurately measure distances by bouncing light off surfaces,” the report added.
“This is technology that has never been seen before and, at the extreme, has the potential to change how we view the world,” said Yusuke Toyoda, a sensors analyst at Fuji Chimera Research Inc. in Tokyo.
Besides, Huawei’s new camera can create 3-D models of people and objects that can be used by augmented-reality apps. The new camera will also let developers control apps and games in new ways, such as hand gestures. The report added that some of the details may change as developers work with the technology.
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Huawei will probably feature the camera in more than one phone model, including some slated for later in 2019.
Huawei is aiming to boost sales and win market share from competitors by offering users the ability to generate 3-D models of themselves and the environment in real-time, and share it with others.
Nothing is official yet, the specific plans could still change.