LG Innotek will provide Apple 3D facial recognition modules for the iPhone 8, according to a report The Korea Economic Daily. The latter indicates that the investment in new LG installations worth approximately $ 238.5 million will be spent on orders from Apple.
The Korean company will indeed build a new factory for the production of facial recognition modules, which should be part of the FaceTime camera system of the iPhone 8. For the moment, it is not yet known whether the front camera will have a double lens or only one as on the previous models. However, according to the Japanese site Macotakara, Apple could integrate two photo sensors into it to improve facial recognition.
Information that has already been mentioned in a previous report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, which states that the front camera system of the iPhone 8 will include two infrared modules. They will determine the location and depth of objects placed in front, with potential applications including facial recognition, the iris scanner and a combination of augmented / virtual reality. Neither Apple nor LG has yet commented on this.