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iPhone 8 Reported to Get Revolutionary Front-Camera Sensor – Facial Recognition Features Might Be Present

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Feb 21, 2017
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It looks like the recent acquisition of RealFace might have led readers to believe that the iPhone 8 will come with facial recognition features and with this upgrade, it could potentially replace the Touch ID fingerprint reader that has been present on several iPhones now. The latest report claims that the new technology expected on the iPhone 8 might all be tucked inside the front-facing camera.

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The latest report published by KGI Securities’ analyst Apple’s Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac) states that there are several features that are going to be present in the upcoming iPhone 8, including the new OLED panel. The front-camera isn’t just going to be used to capture high-resolution selfies because the details of the report claim that the smartphone will be fitted with a ‘revolutionary’ front camera and an infrared module that can sense the 3D space in front of it.

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These new additions at the front side of the upcoming device should be able to merge the depth information with the 2D images from the front camera for applications including face recognition, iris recognition, along with improved selfies called 3D selfies. We have yet to see how all of these upgrades are going to be running on the iPhone 8, but looking at all the technology crammed inside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the next-gen iPhone will definitely be able to cast a tall and dark shadow on them both.

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Since Apple has also removed the headphone jack from its devices with the Lightning port now being an insertion point for charging the handset and listening to audio, the company is going to be delivering wireless charging support for all upcoming iPhone models. Though this feature should have been ported to the current-gen iPhones, it is better later than never.

The newer iPhones will also sport a completely different body in order to allow wireless induction between the chassis and the wireless charging pad, so it will be great to see how the new devices function and look when they are announced during the month of September.

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