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iPhone 8 may come with 3D front camera, 3GB RAM, 2 memory variants

Apple’s 10th anniversary edition iPhone 8 has given way to some speculations with the latest being that the phone will come with a 3D front camera and a 3GB RAM unit -- the most used ever on an iPhone.

tech Updated: Feb 22, 2017 15:33 IST
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Apple’s 10th anniversary edition iPhone 8 has given way to some speculations with the latest being that the phone will come with a 3D front camera and a 3GB RAM unit -- the most used ever on an iPhone.
Apple’s 10th anniversary edition iPhone 8 has given way to some speculations with the latest being that the phone will come with a 3D front camera and a 3GB RAM unit -- the most used ever on an iPhone.

Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone 8 has given way to some rumours but the latest one comes from KGI Securities’ noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who has claimed that the iPhone 8 will come with a revelutionary 3D front camera with augmented reality support.

If histroy is of any lesson then Kuo is seldom wrong. According to the latest report by Kuo, the new 3D camera will sport an infrared module enabling it to sense 3D objects via the lens. The combination of this hardware will be able to merge 2D imagery with depth information, and will be used for gaming, augmented reality applications, facial recognition, and even iris scanning. The report also states the the IR transmitter and receiver will be done by Foxconn, and the front camera will be produced by Sony.

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Apple has already introduded a dual-camera setup with the iPhone 7 Plus.

Futher, as per a 9to5Mac report, “the 3D system works by sending invisible IR light signals outwards from the phone and then detecting the signals that bounce back off of objects using the 1.4 megapixel IR receiver”. Kuo also notes that Apple is years ahead of the Android platform in terms on 3D algorithms, giving it a prominent edge in the industry.

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Another report from Trendforce also claims that the new iPhone 8 will sport a 5.8-inch bezel-less display, 3GB RAM unit -- the most ever used on an iPhone and will only come with two memory variants -- 64GB and 256GB.

The Trendforce report also claims that the price will be over $1,000.