Thursday, November 09, 2017

iPhone X Uses ST IR Sensor for Face ID

TechInsights updates its Apple iPhone X teardown report to include Face ID cameras. The IR camera responsible for taking structured light image of the face is confirmed to be made by ST:

The ToF proximity sensor comes from ST too, naturally:

Thanks to GM for the pointer!


  1. Does anyone know if this is a global shutter sensor?

    1. It is global shutter according to the tear down. Does anyone know the QE?

  2. I doubt that it's a global shutter, considering the size of the whole module.

    I do have another question : Are the two sensor working together ?
    Is the ToF sensor used to provide lighting for the IR camera ?

  3. Could you please elaborate, what is the relationship between module size and the type of pixel?


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