LG confirms the G8 ThinQ will have a 3D front camera for face unlock

LG’s next flagship hasn’t been announced yet, but as ever, the company likes to drip-feed nuggets of information about it in the lead-up to the full reveal. Today, we’ve learned that it will indeed be called the G8 ThinQ, and it’ll include a time-of-flight sensor as part of its front-facing camera array. (That likely explains the recent supposed render that showed two cameras in the phone’s display notch.)

ToF sensors work by bouncing infrared light off subjects and can be used for 3D object recognition. This allows for secure face unlock and more accurate background blur in selfie portraits, as well as potentially having various AR applications. The sensor in the G8 ThinQ is Infineon’s REAL3 chip. LG isn’t saying much about how it’ll be…

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