If you’re familiar with the Dell Venue 8 then you would have heard of Intel’s Real Sense technology, which acts as a depth sensor allowing you to do things that refocus your photos or measure dimensions of objects. So far we’ve only seen Intel’s Real Sense technology in laptops and tablets, so it showing up in a Smartphone is a first.
We caught a glimpse of the smartphone during Intel’s Developer Forum (IDF) here in Shenzhen showing that Intel is committed to moving the concept of perceptual computing to it’s entire product line. We have no details on the screen size or thickness of the handset, but you can see from the photos that is in the 5.5 inch range and nowhere near as thin as the Dell Venue 8 7000 which is a staggering 6mm.
If you’re not familiar with Intel’s Real Sense there are 3 camera’s in the back of your handset, the primary camera that takes the photo and 2 secondary cameras which capture depth data. This is very similar to what HTC put into the One M8 but on steroids, not only can you do mimic the capabilities of a DSLR features like depth of field with more true results than the software only iterations found on many smartphones. But you can measure things like the distance of an object or between objects, it’s sure to come in handy when settling a debate of whether or not a subway sandwich was 12 inches or not.
Right afterwards there was a demo shown about how JD.com uses real sense to take measurements of boxes to optimize their shipping workflow. Measuring a box used to take up to 3 minutes, it’s now done is 3 seconds. So if you were wondering if it had any real world use, the answer is yes!
If you’d like to see the Dell Venue 8 with the same camera we have a hands on for you here: