Apple is likely to lead the 3D sensing technology space for the next two years as there is reportedly no rival with comparable capabilities at the moment.
According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the adoption of 3D sensing technology among Android OEMs will be delayed by Qualcomm’s inability to develop and ship similar products. In fact, Qualcomm is said to only make significant shipments from 2019. Xiaomi is said to be the only potential Android OEM to adopt Qualcomm’s technology. It is gauging consumers’ response to Apple’s 3D sensing technology on the iPhone 8 before going ahead to implement similar technologies on its devices.
Kuo previously reported that the advanced 3D sensing technology and algorithms related to the 3D camera sensor on the iPhone 8 would help Apple stay ahead of the competition by a few years.