Report says Android phones with 3D facial recognition tech likely delayed until Q3

Digitimes Research reports that the first Android-based smartphone with 3D facial recognition technology is not likely to reach the market until the third quarter of 2018 due to a lack of capability to integrate related hardware and software at 3D sensing solution providers.

According to the report, the limit of using only Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 CPU in the 3D sensing module jointly developed by Qualcomm, Himax Technologies and Truly Opto-electronics has deterred the top Android phone makers, with the exception of Xiaomi Technology, from using this module for their high-end models.

Digitimes Research also found that the Xiaomi plan to launch a high-end model that will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 chip with a 3D sensing in the first half of 2018 is likely to be delayed to the third quarter of 2018.

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