The iPhone X has been released a few months ago and there are already plans to recreate its most special features in high-end 2018 Android phones. ‘Deep portrait’ self-photography and Face ID and unlock will be supported by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is likely to be in most of the top Android phones next year.
This feature will allow bokeh-rich portrait photos from the selfie camera, which we have mainly seen on rear-facing cameras among Android phones. Blurring the background in your subject- aimed selfies is much more compelling than selfie beauty mode and skin smoothing, which almost blurs you.
The android headsets have had a primary version of Face ID and Unlock, Qualcomm’s solution is being praised as a way to match Apple’s TrueDepth Front facing the camera. It all needs to begin at the system-on- a Chip level.
Which will support the Snapdragon 845 chipset, and in turn support deep portrait selfies and Face ID, but almost all major phone makers did have the Snapdragon 835 chipset at the core of their hardware. The Samsung Galaxy S9 may be the first with new 10nm silicon.
Qualcomm’s new chipset has active depth sensing and supports IR sensors for face mapping. The company also talked up the security of its chip, noting that face mapping security is of the utmost importance.
Even the Huawei-built Honor View 10 is already attempting to clone Animoji, but having the architecture in place on the chip is vital to improving performance and adoption of the next generation of front-facing camera features.