By Kim Eun-jung
SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Yonhap) -- LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it will introduce its new flagship phone with a front-facing camera based on 3D technology to offer enhanced security and to support advanced applications.
The Korean electronics maker teamed up with German semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies to introduce time-of-flight (ToF) technology on the LG G8 ThinQ, which will be unveiled in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress later this month.
ToF sees objects in 3D and is not affected by light from external sources, allowing the smartphone camera to deliver a secure recognition rate, the company said.
The new sensor supports better face recognition used in phone unlocking and payment authentication, as well as augmented reality and virtual reality applications, it added.
"Keeping in mind LG's goal to provide real value to its mobile customers, our newest flagship was designed with ToF technology from inception to give users a unique and secure verification system without sacrificing camera capabilities," Chang Ma, head of product strategy at LG Mobile Communications Company, said.
The cutting-edge technology will be used for both premium smartphones and lower-end devices, LG said.
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