LG G8 To Feature 3D Face Unlock System
LG Mobile division has been struggling to find success. Despite launching two good devices last year, LG couldn’t sell many of them and thus these phones got lost in obscurity. But LG refuses to give up. It plans on releasing at least two flagships at MWC 2019 if reports are to be believed. The phones are expected to be the G8 ThinQ and the V50 ThinQ. LG themselves have sort of confirmed that the G8 will be making it’s debut soon and a number of leaks later, we know a lot of things about the device already.
But LG has gone out of their way to reveal an interesting information about the G8 ThinQ. In a blog post published today, LG has confirmed that the LG G8 ThinQ will have the 3D Face Unlock feature by using a TOF camera from Infineon.
LG G8 ThinQ Specifications
The LG G8 will be the basic flagship for 2019 with the specifications matching it. The phone will Snapdragon 855 chipset, a 6-inch display with a notch. The battery capacity will be 3500mAh for the LG G8. The phone may arrive in 2 variants, One with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The TOF camera mentioned in the blog post by LG is made by Infineon. LG says in the post, “While other 3D technologies utilize complex algorithms to calculate an object’s distance from the camera lens, the ToF image sensor chip delivers more accurate measurements by capturing infrared light as it is reflected off the subject. As a result, ToF is faster and more effective in ambient light, reducing the workload on the application processor thereby also reducing power consumption.”
The technology works similar to the FaceID in Apple’s newest iPhones. The difference will be that Apple uses an array of sensors. LG will probably may just use the TOF camera for authentication. How secure this solution will be isn’t known yet. LG is expected to unveil the LG G8 ThinQ at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. The pricing is expected to be around the $750 mark or around Rs. 45,000 for the LG G8 ThinQ.