Sony might not have done well recently when it comes to competing in the hyperactive smartphone market but that has not stopped it from innovating for the future. The company has been creating sturdy yet generic phones for the world that have the same old design as of 4 years back. Sony showed off its latest mobile in the Xperia series at the IFA 2017 in Berlin and the specifications are nothing to boast of. But there is one feature in the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact which shows that the phone maker has been working towards the future of technology- Augmented Reality. Sony has introduced something called the 3D Creator and it has the capacity to make scanned images of any kind of object, including a living person.
Augmented Reality is a technology which became a sensation sometime back due to its novel features. But it has mostly been a boring gimmick, other than games like Pokemon Go, which became popular for some time. But the way Sony has experimented with it has left everyone awestruck. Sony uses the normal hardware from your smartphone and enables it to create a very professional looking detailed and accurate version of any object in 3-dimensional space. Similar things have been done by the Apple ARKit. It does not need any special instrument or device to use AR tech. It can help in the evolution of this technology. Now, even Sony coming in, AR can be used to reimagine the way we use our mobiles.
Below this, you can see a video from Sony which demonstrates how the technology works in the new Xperia smartphone. The person whose head was scanned in 360 degrees, the app used it to render in exceptional 3D detail. Interestingly, users can also use the 3D image of themselves to create lifelike avatars.
Watch the Sony 3D Creator video here:
While this year’s IFA in Berlin has been centred around the LG V30 launch, which itself is an amazing new flagship device, Sony has made its own space with its Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact. The 3D Creator in Sony phones might be dumb, but it seems to be a delight to work with and an indication that the company is working towards a better user experience.