Selfie camera on LG G8 ThinQ to offer fast, accurate facial recognition

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A press-release issued Thursday by LG (when it was still Wednesday night in the states) says that LG and semiconductor firm Infineon will partner up to equip the LG G8 ThinQ with a front-facing Time of Flight (ToF) camera. Instead of using algorithms to compute the distance between the subject of a selfie and the lens, ToF tracks the time it takes for an infrared signal to bounce off the subject and return to the source.
ToF provides a faster and more accurate measurement, uses less energy, and asks less of a phone’s chipset. The technology can be used for 3D …

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