Intel’s RealSense technology, which is only slowly starting to appear on consumer laptops, will soon make its way into smartphones as early as next year. This was revealed by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich during the recent Lenovo Tech World technology showcase event.
The new RealSense sensor is developed and designed to be used on smartphones. It was announced back at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in early April this year, featuring a significantly slimmer profile with lower heat output, allowing it to be fitted into a smartphone. This 3D camera module helps devices “see” and capture depth information, opening up an exciting amount of opportunities for new interactions between man and machine.
At the Lenovo Tech World keynote last week, Krzanich announced that Intel is working with Lenovo to develop and release a Windows 10-powered smartphone fitted with the RealSense 3D camera, and will be released sometime in the middle of 2016 – that’s just about one year away. No further details were provided, and even the prototype smartphone appears to be similar to the one that was used back at IDF.
In all, the announcement was made very briefly, and Krzanich again refrained from booting up the smartphone to show what sort of innovations that can be seen with the RealSense technology on smartphones. But with a year to go before its commercial release, we’re sure that more details about this will be made available in the coming months.