According to recent reports, Sony has increased the production of its revolutionary 3D sensors, which was caused by a huge interest from phonemakers, such as Apple. Moreover, Bloomberg suggests that the American company might use Sony’s camera chip to power iPhone 11’s 3D cameras.
Apple might use 3D cameras to bounce back
As it was revealed by Satoshi Yoshikara, the head of sensor division at Sony, the company is increasing the production of its chips due to the growing demand. Apple is said to be amongst the interested manufacturers, which doesn’t come as a surprise. After all, the company sees decrease in profit in some parts of the world, including China, and the 3D camera technology could be a great way to regain the lost strength by attracting new users.
3D camera technology might be the next big thing
The camera that is equipped with the latest chip developed by Sony can detect various objects and create their 3D models thanks to lasers that can reach up to 5 meters. According to Yoshikara, we will see an increase in usage of 3D technology in cameras. “Cameras revolutionized phones, and based on what I’ve seen, I have the same expectation for 3D. The pace will vary by field, but we’re definitely going to see adoption of 3D. I’m certain of it,” he said.
Sony already presented the 3D camera technology
In their report, Bloomberg describes the instances in which 3D technology was used. They said that “Sony showed several examples using a custom phone with a 3D camera on its rear. In one app, users made specific hand gestures to cast magic spells inside a virtual game. In another, the phone calculated the depth of the room and accurately displayed a virtual goldfish swimming in front of and behind real-life objects”.
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