Snapchat's new super-realistic lenses for iPhone X are finally here

Snapchat's new super-realistic lenses for iPhone X are finally here
After announcing its new super-realistic lenses, tailor-made for the iPhone X and its advanced front-camera that can track your face with great accuracy, Snapchat is now finally rolling out the feature starting today.

It took the company a few months to get the feature ready, but it's finally here and it seems to live up to the promise, delivering detailed face tracking and realism. The new masks include a Mardi Gras mask, a Day of the Dead face paint with a matching headdress as well as a masquerade eye cover.

Traditional Snapchat Lenses use the 2D front-camera information to recognize major facial features, like eyebrows and mouth, while these new and more realistic lenses tap into the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera data. The depth information allows these mask to more precisely "adhere" to a subject's face. Apple explained that its TrueDepth camera fires a beam of infra-red light and maps 30,000 points on your face to get its detailed information. This will allow the masks to track your face and even the tiny movements.

The new masks will also react to ambient lighting, with shadows and highlights that follow the lines of your face and the surroundings.

As for the privacy aspect for all of this, Apple says that third-party developers like Snapchat only have access to the visual face mapping data and not the mathematical model used for Face ID unlocking. Still, having the full visual data is a lot of information. Apple says it has prohibited the use of this data for targeted advertizing.

source: TheVerge



1. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1578; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Cool, now Apple and Snapchat can have a 3d map of your face.

8. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Yeah , and they will use it for malicious purposes like making a clone of ur face. Lol

2. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

Vision Express and Specsavers need to jump on this bandwagon

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

This changes everything, now I want an iPhone X too

4. peace247 unregistered


5. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Do you really have to ask?

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Problem is... I am sarcastic, that guy below me (piyath) isn't. So it's hard to tell when dumb comments are real or sarcastic.

16. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

I would say you the dumb one

17. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Oh no what a comeback, how do I reply to such a witty comment

18. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

Oh no, what a sarcastic man, you probably have a lot of friends in real life, they must adore you for your high iq

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Real friends I have a few (as it should be). Good thing they all enjoy sarcasm. And they adore me because I am so frigging cute

20. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

Probably only your mom thinks you're cute, maybe not even her. But anyway, keep dreaming, your sarcasm might evolve one day.

21. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

My mom is dead, but she thought I was cute as hell. That is her job description. And it's important to keep on dreaming, you of all people should know that.

6. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Technology moving forward with innovation.... Always Apple.. How beautiful is this.....!!!

7. midan

Posts: 3013; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Bellus3D FaceApp This really shows the power of X TrueDepth camera.

10. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Everybody knows that iPhones get the best apps first as well as being technologically ahead of android by at least 2 years can get such thins like AR first too. The true depth camera will come to android phone by 2019 or 2020. By that time Apple would have introduced something new.

11. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Lol Apple is technologically ahead of android? I'll give them their due. The true depth camera thing is pretty sweet. BUT saying apple is technologically 2 years ahead of android is flat out preposterous. Apple has constantly been behind Android on new tech features. Water resistance and wireless charging being the biggest offenders. So stop drinking Tim Cook's Kool-aid and live in the real world.

12. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Neat. Looks like fun

13. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Still not enough to get me to buy an X :/

15. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I have both iPhone X (my personal phone) and S9 Plus (my gaming phone). iPhone X is overpriced period...The only thing iPhone X is better is Face ID and iMessage.

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