According to the latest news, American tech giant, Apple, will come up with its very first 5G iPhone handset series soon. The report conveys that Apple will be using Sony’s LiDAR camera lens in the iPhone 12. As we all know, the company will come up with not one but a handful of iPhone 12 iterations such as iPhone Pro and iPhone Max too. Specifically, this technology will be integrated into Apple iPhone 12 Pro.
However some reports also convey that it might also be seen in Apple iPhone 12 Max. This Lidar system is manufactured by Sony. This technology uses light pulses to accurately measure the distance of an object and the camera lens. Some necessary data will simply make the autofocus of the camera even better. This information will help the camera to distinguish between the foreground and background in a better way so, with this, the autofocus will get more accuracy.
Apart from this, the depth camera will help augmented reality applications to place artificial digital objects more realistically.
Sony’s LiDAR technology represents “light detection and ranging”. It must be noted that this technology is already used by Apple itself in its 2020 iPad Pro. Moreover, this technology is also well known and much used technology in the automotive industry. However, this is the first time that it is going to be integrated into a smartphone.
Recent news suggests that Apple has planned as many as four new 5G technology-powered iPhones for this year. The four models are one 5.4 inches iPhone 12, one 6.1 inches iPhone 12 Plus, one 6.1 inches iPhone 12 Pro, and one 6.8 inches iPhone 12 Pro Max. Only the high-end model/s will use Sony Lidar technology. All four devices will use OLED displays and support 5G. The high-end iPhones will come with a triple rear camera setup while the low-end models will use dual rear cameras.
According to some reports, there will also be two 4G technology powered iPhone 12 with a display of 5.4 inches and 6.1-inches. Both the handsets will be powered by an A14 Bionic chip and a 4 GB RAM. They will come with dual 12 MP cameras. As far as price is concerned, the 5.4 inches model will come with a price tag of $ 549 while the 6.1 inches model will come with a price tag of $ 649.
However, we have to wait and watch to see what really happens because these are mere leaks and speculations.