Following the success of the launch of the Vivo X21, the world’s first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, Vivo has announced another breakthrough in smartphone unlocking with the company’s new 3D depth sensing system.
The Chinese smartphone company said that their new 3D depth sensor has 300,000 sensor points, 10 times as much as that of the Apple Face ID on the iPhone X. This makes Vivo one of the first Android smartphone company to directly challenge Apples Face ID technology.
Aside from biometric functions, the 3D depth sensor can be used in 3D mapping at an up to three meters away, and can be used to scan objects like furniture, and can be utilized for gesture and motion recognition.
Vivo is also planning to amplify the functions of the 3D depth sensor by integrating AI technology. Through this, the 3D Sensing Technology can perform full-body scan and the smartphone will put on virtual clothes on the image.
Vivo clarifies that this 3D depth sensor is still a working progress as it is currently just a concept. We’ll have to wait and see when Vivo will actually implement this in their smartphones.