Web Desk: Huawei Technologies Co is planning to unveil a new phone with a camera capable of taking three-dimensional pictures.
The phone, code-named Princeton internally, will be announced this month and go on sale within a few weeks, according to one of the people who requested anonymity discussing private plans.
The new feature — dubbed “3D Camera” at Huawei — comes at a critical juncture for the smartphone industry, which is facing cooling global demand as consumers find fewer reasons to upgrade to new phones.
Huawei is aiming to boost sales and win market share from competitors by offering users the ability to generate 3-D models of themselves and the environment in real-time, and share it with others.
“This is technology that has never been seen before and, at the extreme, has the potential to change how we view the world,” said Yusuke Toyoda, a sensors analyst at Fuji Chimera Research Inc in Tokyo.