Snapchat will be one of the first applications to take advantage of the LiDAR sensor of the iPhone 12 Pro to add more realistic filters.
The new ones iPhone 12 They have not finally added a new camera as has been rumored. But what they do include and can be even more useful than a camera is the sensor LiDAR which was already incorporated into the iPad Pro.
This sensor is mainly focused on the Augmented reality. But, as it showed Manzana in the presentation of the new iPhone 12, it is also capable of greatly improving photography, especially night photography.
Snapchat filters created using the LiDAR sensor will be much more realistic
And taking advantage of the possibilities that the sensor has both in Augmented reality like in Photography, Snapchat has decided to implement and give the possibility to create filters for your application using this impressive technology.
Thus, Snapchat updates Lens Studio, the platform with which designers and developers can create filters that make use of everything that the sensor can contribute LiDAR. And, in this way, it becomes the first app that will really take advantage of the sensor.
The filters that we can expect are much more advanced and realistic filters since the sensor is able to measure depth of field with precision and know exactly where the objects are. The possibilities are unimaginable. It is very likely that, in a short time, we will begin to see many filters both from Snapchat itself and from different creators.
If the LiDAR sensor itself promised just to see what it is capable of doing with night photography on the iPhone, that a social network such as Snapchat bet on the sensor promises a good future for it. In fact, it is very likely that we will see more and more apps take advantage of the sensor for similar purposes.