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TrueDepth Camera

Analyst: iPhone X TrueDepth Camera Gives Apple Big Lead Over Android

October 2, 2017

It could take more than 2 years before Android competitors are able to match the TrueDepth camera technology and user experience found on the iPhone X. That’s according to a new note to investors from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors.)

A closer look at the technology behind the TrueDepth camera.

A closer look at the technology behind the TrueDepth camera.

Here’s more from Kuo’s report:

The TrueDepth camera will give Apple a solid technological lead throughout 2018 and 2019, leading Kuo to say KGI has “full confidence” in the iPhone’s growth prospects in the high-end smartphone market over the next couple of years despite iPhone X constraints in 2017.

KGI Securities has revised its 2017 iPhone X shipping estimates from 40 million to 30 to 35 million units, but Kuo says the firm stands by its “positive outlook” on shipments of future iPhones equipped with the TrueDepth Camera.

A major part of the iPhone X, the TrueDepth camera will power Face ID, Animoji, and allow for selfies in Portrait Mode.

The iPhone X will officially arrive on November 3. Preorders will start on Friday, Oct. 27. The handset starts at $999 for a 64GB version.

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