LG Innotek Said to Supply Facial Recognition Camera in iPhone 8

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One of the many rumored features of the oft-rumored iPhone 8 is a front-facing camera that can take advantage of facial recognition for added security.

Of course, that camera is also said to allow the iPhone 8 to take 3D selfies and support iris recognition, so there’s a lot to be excited for in the features department with Apple’s future iPhone. A new report corroborates those earlier ones, suggesting that not only will the iPhone 8 boast that advanced front-facing camera, but also that it will be supplied by LG Innotek.

The report was first made by The Korea Economic Daily, surfaced by The Investor:

“LG Innotek, the parts unit of LG Group, will supply facial recognition camera modules for the upcoming iPhone, tentatively called the iPhone 8, Korea Economic Daily reported on May 11.

The report said the company’s new facility investment worth 269.7 billion won (US$238.50 million) that was announced on April 27 will be dedicated to Apple’s orders. The initial deal size is estimated at about 200 billion won.”

This one feature is definitely one of the most rumored new additions.

Most recently it was reported that Bosch would be supplying the motion sensors in the upcoming flagship smartphone, which could be used to take 360-degree photos and videos for an augmented reality experience. Additionally, it was reported that TSMC had begun production of the 10nm A11 chip that will be installed in the iPhone 8.