Apple Has a 2.5-Year Lead Over Android Phones Thanks to Its TrueDepth Camera, Claims Analyst

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Oct 2, 2017
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Apple’s TrueDepth Camera technology in the iPhone X is said to be 2.5 years ahead of the competition, at least according to a known analyst. This individual has nailed the majority of the additions present in the latest iPhone family, and according to him, it will take quite a bit of time before the competition can catch up.

KGI Securities Analyst Claims That the Apple TrueDepth Camera Enables Advanced Features Like Face ID Which Will Take a While to Be Adopted

Ming-Chi Kuo told investors in a note shared this morning via MacRumors, assuring that it will take Apple’s Android competitors up to two and a half years to replicate the functionality and user experience of the TrueDepth Camera in the iPhone X. The same analyst stated that it would take Qualcomm two years to catch up to Apple in 3D sensing technology, and now he is back with yet another claim.

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According to the report, the TrueDepth Camera will give a huge technological lead to Apple throughout 2018 and 2019, leading him to believe that the iPhone X will command a huge market despite the constraints being visible in 2017.

If you’re wondering about the features that accompany this TrueDepth Camera, it enables the Face ID facial recognition system and other elements like advanced face tracking and analysis for Animoji. Rumors state that the difficulty in manufacturing this camera is what is leading to iPhone X production problems, severely limiting the initial supply.

Samsung’s facial recognition system in the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 are pale in comparison because a mere Facebook photo is sufficient to unlock these expensive computing devices. Though Samsung is already working on improving things with its facial recognition security, it will have to tout more security layers if it is expected to gain a speck of an advantage against the TrueDepth camera technology.

Do you agree with the analyst’s statement referring to the superiority of Apple’s current-gen technology? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.

Source: MacRumors

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