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iPhone 8 is going to get the Revolutionary feature

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iPhone 8 is going to get the Revolutionary feature

As we all are aware, Apple is prepping to release a 1oth anniversary iPhone 8 with an OLED display. The upcoming smartphone is also going to get an upgraded front-facing camera, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac).

According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's latest report, the device is expected to come with a revolutionary front camera and an infrared module that could sense 3D objects captured in the lens. This new hardware will be able to merge 2D imagery with depth information and will be used for gaming, augmented reality applications, facial recognition, and even iris scanning. For example, while playing a game, the front camera can capture the player's photo, create a 3D head of the user, and replace a game character's head with that of the user. Various AR applications can leverage this new hardware, reportedly developed by PrimeSense (Apple acquired the company in 2013).

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The analyst says the advanced 3D camera system can be used in some gaming applications that can accurately place a character’s head with that of the user. The combination of front camera and the 3D sensor would allow the iPhone to create a 3D selfie. This could give Apple’s Augmented reality plans a major boost in the near future. Kuo says Apple even bring the technology in future iterations.

Apple is expected to include a 1.4-megapixel IR receiver in the infrared receiving model that will detect changes in light signals. The Infrared transmitter will use vertical-cavity-surface-emitting-laser technology from Lumentum, while the front camera will be produced by Sony and the IR receiver will be manufactured by Foxconn/Sharp.  Kou says the hardware will use 3D algorithms developed by PrimeSense, the same company who helped Microsoft to create the Kinect sensor, which Apple acquired in 2013.

The report states that the iPhone 8 will have a bezel-less design, sports 3GB RAM, and will be available in two sizes - 64GB and 256GB. However, this does not mean that the 128GB model could be gone altogether. Trendforce also reiterates that the price of the device will be north of $1,000 - making it the most expensive iPhone ever. It also agrees with Kuo and says that AR and facial recognition apps will be introduced. The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will be more competitively priced, but it expects the expensive variant to account for 40 percent of the production units. The iPhone 8, along with its siblings, is expected to arrive this fall.

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