The Galaxy S10 5G and 2019 iPhone to get TOF modules, Vivo is already working on a TOF module

20 November 2018, 05:02:25

The Galaxy S10 5G and 2019 iPhone to get TOF modules, Vivo is already working on a TOF moduleAnother Samsung Mobile-related report from ETnews states that the company is developing 3D sensing modules with multiple partners for some of its smartphones that will be released in 2019. The time-of-flight modules (TOF), calculate the depth of field and implements 3D by measuring the amount of time that light, such as infrared light, reaches the subject and is reflected back. TOF is evaluated as being able to recognize persons or objects at considerable distances.

Samsung plans to install a TOF module on the front and back of the smartphones. The front TOF module will allow the device to analyze your face in a three-dimensional form and combined with the front camera, it can be used to enhance security, such as identity verification, or to create virtual characters such as 'emoji'. The rear TOF module will be used for AR and VR. Since the distance and space can be measured, it becomes possible to arrange objects in specific places, hence, games, medical care, education, home design, sports, etc. can be upgraded more realistically. Most probably, the first Samsung smartphone to get TOF module will be the Galaxy S10 5G model and some Galaxy A models.

Apple is also expected to use TOF for the 2019 iPhone. Apple introduced 3D sensing on the iPhone X model, but it uses a "structured light" (SL) approach. TOF is evaluated to be more advanced than SL in terms of accuracy and distance measurement. Apple TOF will be on the back of the new iPhone. According to industry sources, Samsung Electronics' TOF module is prepared and supplied by Samsung Electro-Mechanics and Partron, and Apple's TOF is made by LG Innotek. However, these companies have refused to confirm as they were "not able to provide information about their clients" regarding their development.

Earlier this summer, Vivo announced that it is already working on such a TOF module (check out the image above) which is embedded under the display. Obviously, using TOF as a means of offering better security, AR, VR and further screen expansion on smartphones shapes up as another field for fierce competition.Source

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