The Google Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL Might Feature 3D Facial Recognition Suggest Leaks, Computational Neural Network And The Visual Core

The Google Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL Might Feature 3D Facial Recognition Suggest Leaks, Computational Neural Network And The Visual Core

If there’s one thing that Google truly needs to be proud of, it’s the Pixel lineup. In just two years, the company has successfully leveraged its software expertise in the smartphone market, managing to produce gadgets that outperform their more heavily equipped counterparts in camera performance. Google’s Pixel 2 lineup is fantastic when we consider rear camera performance.

While the pair does not feature dual rear cameras, they still manage to beat devices that do come with the extra sensor. Google’s computational photography works wonders and manages to effectively differentiate between an image’s foreground and background. This results in a shallow depth of field effect that is similar to one found on SLR cameras.

However, CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) isn’t the only strength of Google’s latest smartphone pair, despite being trained extensively to differentiate between faces and objects. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL also feature a chip called Visual Core. The Visual Core is an
ARM Cortex A53 processor that features eight IPUs (Image Processing Units).

It’s aimed to speed up the Pixel 2 lineup’s HDR+ photography which sits at the heart of CNN and shallow depth of field effects.  Combined, these advances in camera technology will also allow Google to take a huge step this year if our hunch and recent leaks bear fruit. Take a look below for more detail.

First Rumors For The Google Pixel 3 Lineup Start To Build Hype For A Dual Front Camera Setup; Will Google Become The First Android Manufacturer To Launch True Smartphone-Based 3D Facial Recognition?

Recently, we’ve started to witness leaks for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Only two have taken place this year, with a time difference of mere days in between them. The first was in the form of a rather simple and suspicious image. Disseminated via the Chinese social network Weibo, its source took it down soon after posting.

The image, which you can see below claims to depict two screen protectors, for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. It makes the rather simple suggestion that Google will continue its launch pattern of two devices per year in 2018.