Sony’s new camera tech could rival Face ID
02 January 2019 17:39 GMT

Sony is planning to increase its production of 3D face recognition sensors as there is an obvious need for the tech.

Sony sensor division chief Satoshi Yoshihara said last week that the company is planning to ramp up production of the new 3D sensors for both front and rear cameras, as several phone makers are planning to implement the new tech in their phones.

"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," Yoshihara said.

Apart from the accuracy advantage, 3D sensors have multiple advantages. For starters, it can be used for augmented reality as well as your phone being able to better understand your gestures.