During the event, particular emphasis was made to mark a shift to ever-larger screens. The sizes of the new models are 5.8”, 6.5” and 6.1” respectively.
Another major advance was that all of the new iPhones will come equipped with a front-facing 3D sensing module to provide ‘Face ID’, Apple’s 3D face recognition technology. This was first launched last year, but only available on the flagship
Both Xiaomi and Oppo launched smartphones this year with similar 3D face recognition technology in their Mi8 Explore Edition and Oppo FindX handsets. Oppo launched a further device, the R17 Pro, which uses 3D sensing in the back face of the phone to create depth data of the surrounding scene.
This reinforces CML’s expectation that 3D sensing modules will eventually be broadly adopted by smartphones, although initially led by top-end devices.
As is the case for cameras, we anticipate strong demand for ongoing performance and specification improvements for new applications and