In China Huawei has introduced its new flagship smartphone HONOR View20 with special camera features. The main camera is (to our knowledge for the first time) equipped with a Sony IMX586 stacked CMOS sensor type 1/2" -- this is the one with the sensational resolution of 48MP. But it also features a TOF 3D camera, a module that determines distances in space using time-of-flight measurements. This provides the camera (AI) software or the user with depth information for a scene that can be used for skeletal tracking (tracking movements via joints) or, according to Huawei, motion capturing in real time. A dual-NPU and dual-ISP Kirin 980 chipset (NPU = neuromorphic processor) is on board for the calculations.
The feature, which turns the smartphone into a game console with motion control, is also aimed at gamers. Of course, virtual 3D avatars can also be animated with own gestures via tracking. The front camera with 25MP also has a special feature: it is directly integrated in the display (without "Notch").
The HONOR View20 is initially only available in China, but will also be presented worldwide on 22 January.