Smartphone 3D Camera Market By Technology (Time-of-flight (TOF), Stereoscopic Camera), By Positioning (Front Camera, Rear Camera), By Resolution (Below 8MP, 8-16MP, Above 16MP) – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026

Technological Advancements in Smartphone 3D Camera Sensors to Aid the Market's Growth

The smartphone 3D camera market was valued at US$ 1.93 billion in 2017 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 45.6% from 2017 to 2026. In recent years, smartphones with 3D cameras have gained significant popularity. In 2017, Apple was the first to offer a 3D camera in its iPhone X.Since then, numerous smartphone manufacturers have shown interest in integrating 3D cameras into their smartphones. These cameras are capable of mapping and recognizing a person's face in all lighting conditions, even when the face is partially covered by objects like glasses and hats. Depth sensing, 3D scanning of objects, and 3D modeling are some of the basic features provided by 3D cameras. One of the most prominent factors aiding the 3D smartphone camera market's growth can be attributed to the increasing adoption of smartphones with enhanced camera capabilities. The young population, in particular, lays a great deal of focus on these aspects while making a purchase decision for a smartphone. However, high manufacturing costs remain one of the restraints hindering the market growth. Suppliers charge around $50 for each module, which raises the overall price of the smartphone.

Market Synopsis

Time-of-flight Technology Type to Witness the Fastest Growth During the Forecast Period

In terms of technology, the time-of-flight sensors segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. Most Android smartphones in the coming years are expected to deploy time-of-flight sensors. In 2019, approximately 290 million smartphones were expected to be shipped with 3D sensing functionality. One of the major advantages offered by time-of-flight sensors includes performance, size, and power consumption for battery-operated mobile devices. Structured light technology is usually found on Apple's FaceID facial recognition feature.

Manufacturers of Smartphone 3D Cameras will continue to prioritize R&D activities.

Technological advancements have enabled manufacturers to add new capabilities to the 3D camera on smartphones. Through research and development, manufacturers are expanding their product offerings and, at the same time, improving upon software and processors. Entering into partnerships is one of the most prominent strategies adopted by the manufacturers of smartphones with 3D cameras. This strategy enables the manufacturers to strengthen their market positioning.

Periods of History and Forecast

This research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2016 to 2026, considering 2017 as the base year for the research. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for each of the respective segments is calculated for the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Report Scope by Segments

The report elucidates the detailed outline of the global smartphone 3D camera market by categorizing the market in terms of technology, positioning, resolution, and geography.

Key players profiled in the report include Sony Inc., Sharp Corporation, Infineon Technologies AG, Soft Kinetic Systems S.A., Leica AG, Toshiba Group, PMD Technologies, Samsung Electronics Limited, and Pelican Imaging, among others.

Key questions are answered in this report.

  • What was the size of the global smartphone 3D camera market in 2017, and what is the forecast for 2026?
  • What are the current trends in the smartphone 3D camera market?
  • What are the various valuable opportunities for the players in the market?
  • Which is the largest regional market for smartphone 3D cameras?
  • Which region is expected to have the fastest growth and why?
  • What are the future prospects for the smartphone 3D camera market?
  • What are the major drivers and restraints influencing the market's growth?
  • What are the new innovations by the leading players?
  • What are the key strategies adopted by the leading players in the market?

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Smartphone 3D Camera is expected to reach US$ 1.93 Bn in 2026.

The Smartphone 3D Camera market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 45.6%.

The report is forecasted from 2018-2026.

The base year of this report is 2017.

Sony Corporation,Sharp Corporation,Infineon Technologies AG,Soft Kinetic Systems S.A.,Leica AG are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Jan 2019
Category:  Technology & Media
Report ID:   59523
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