According to news reports on March 15, Israeli startup Mantis Vision is working on developing 3-D sensing camera solutions for Samsung Electronics’ next-generation Galaxy S smartphones, tentatively called the Galaxy S10.
Korean news outlet The Bell reported that the Israeli startup is collaborating with camera module firm Namuga to integrate the 3-D sensing software in a camera module. The companies weren’t available for confirmation. “The company is closely working with 3-D sensing solution developers for new growth opportunities,” the electronic parts maker said in January.
Namuga is a camera module supplier for Samsung’s mid-range and low-end smartphone series, including the Galaxy A and J. It also provides 3-D sensing camera modules for Intel’s RealSense AR cameras. A 3-D sensing camera, which can convert regular images, is increasingly being incorporated in virtual reality, augmented reality, drone and autonomous driving technologies. Since Apple adopted the facial recognition-enabled 3-D camera for its iPhone X last year, other smartphone makers are expected to follow suit.