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Sony develops better identification tech using 3D sensors

Jan 2, 2019, 9:45 am

Sony, the multinational cooperation is set to discover itself as the go-to supplier for the production of the next generation visual processing chips for the new 3D sensors for smartphones, professional DSLRs and cameras.

Santoshi Yoshihara, Sony’s sensor division boss mentioned about this production of the chips and the rear cameras aiming to multiple the demand from the multiple smartphones manufacturers and declared that the most amazing feature this production would be the appearance of the better form of the face identification technology that they currently have.

The Face ID approach was first brought into the forefront by Apple for the iPhone X and others including Xiaomi, Huawei and Vivo have followed the pathway. This works magnificently by displaying a grid of invisible dots by detecting the face of the user by using the technology of distortion of the grid in a 3D space. The 3D sensor would enable the laser pulses to make a map of its surroundings with specific details by calculating the time taken for the pulse to bounce back.

According to the argument made by the sensor’s chief, this can lead to the production of detailed models of the user’s faces with the ability to work from as far as five meters.

Depth sensing has now become a technology of paramount importance relating to hardware which had primarily been concerned about videography and photography. Softkinetic is the Japanese giant acquiring the Belgian outfit which was renamed as Sony Depth sensing.

There is a website which is dedicated to the Sony’s venture which mentions about the autonomous cars, drones, robotics, head-mounted displays including the ability of gaming and labelling all the figures displayed as worthy and capable applications.

There is an immense capability of improving when the mobile phones are taken into considerations regarding the face unlocking technologies. The kind used by the Oneplus 6T which uses the selfie camera for the identification of the user but is only active during the dark by flashing the user’s face to unlock the phone. Whereas the Apple Face ID along with Android phones delivers a significant chunk of the technology at the top portion of its device which is suitable for big devices like the new iPad Pro but stands as the biggest obstacle for achieving the all screen designs. Sony will be capable of making history if it succeeds in making the sensor in the correct way by taking into consideration all the loopholes and emerging victorious with its unique ability to tackle all the hurdles and shrinking the required size of the parts.

There have been reports of Apple preparing for the exact 3D laser system by accumulating all of these features for 2019. Yoshinara refuses to discuss his collaboration for the hardware partners regarding the 3D sensor technology but it can take Apple into the consideration and there are high chances of amalgamation for the launch of the next set of iPhones featuring the upgraded version of Sony’s 3D sensing chip. This influential collaboration can lead to the increase of massive customer base which is beneficial for the launch of the amazing feature.

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