ToF Camera – Industry sources with the matter have revealed that Chinese vendors are increasing orders for components and lenses related to ToF cameras.
A new report revealed that the phone, the China-based company’s upcoming flagship, will be re-adopting sensor the ToF (Time of Flight) camera. This news comes as Apple prepares to include a sensor Lidar new ToF-based in their 2021 iPhone lineup.
Industry sources familiar with the matter have revealed that Chinese vendors are increasing orders for components and lenses related to ToF cameras. An example is an Honor, which recently adopted the ToF sensor on its flagship 50 Pro series through a Taiwanese supply chain.
According to Gizmochina (July 22), the Taiwanese suppliers include GaAs, Win Semiconductors, Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC), and others that will also supply Apple with 3D Face ID sensors and ToF Lidar scanners for the iPhone.
Furthermore, the source added that certain Huawei P50 series phone models would also adopt the ToF camera. On the other hand, the big phone manufacturer, Samsung Electronics, probably won’t be bringing back the ToF camera in its newest premium class flagship phone and probably won’t be releasing a phone that features a camera ToF this year.
However, the source believes that Taiwanese suppliers are expected to experience significant orders in the second half of the year, in part due to strong sales of 5G devices and VSCEL chips for iPhones and flagship phones from vendors based in China.