How the Camera is shaping Up the Smartphone’s Future

Advancement in technology has necessitated the need for smartphones to adopt thinner and faster processors to stay ahead of the competition. Despite such rapid adaptation with evolving technologies, smartphone companies have also paid adequate attention to the phone’s camera with precise focus on the sensors and software that make them so irresistible to users.

In essence, the phone’s camera is widely considered to be a unique safety feature once you pick up your phone. The camera will identify you as the owner and immediately unlock to showcase various apps and icons at your disposal. Based on tested trials, the camera will also translate items on your restaurant menu into your local dialect. Alternatively, the camera also comes in handy during shopping by informing you on its design and make, while also providing you with a price estimate.

How Futuristic Features Are Already In Play

Tech giant Apple recently announced plans to hold an exceptional meeting aimed at showcasing the new range of iPhones widely tipped to incorporate scanning for 3-D objects such as the face. Samsung countered its rival’s invention by introducing the Galaxy Note 8, which prioritizes on its lightning fast dual-lens camera as its iconic feature. However, Apple is geared to catch up with it competitors.

2018 is widely considered to be the year where the smartphone camera will make significant leaps in technology. Such sentiments have been echoed by Qualcomm’s product manager, Philip-James Jacobowitz. Mr. Jacobowitz also insisted that the upcoming camera technologies will play an integral role in incorporating security features which use data to transform how people perceive the world through the camera’s lens.

Face Scanning

Over the last few years, users have become adept at unlocking phones by simply scanning their finger prints or keying in a passcode. With the highly anticipated release of Apple’s iPhone, the company has left no stones unturned to introduce infrared facial recognition software as its prime means of unlocking the phone. Even though the company declined to comment on how the phone would operate, tech specialists believe the company would adopt a similar approach to Qualcomm’s Spectra, which primarily focuses on using a depth-sensing camera system.

The Spectra system largely focuses on adopting a model that sprays objects with infrared spots to collect information regarding an object’s depth and size. The larger the dot, the closer the object is to the camera and vice versa. More importantly, the system will stitch the patterns into a comprehensive 3-D image to ensure that you are the owner before unlocking it.