CAMERA WORKS!!!
#1
It would appear that my phone not only has a working camera, but a third camera. Curious as I am, I am not all too surprised.
anyone?


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#2
How did you get this? Is it on the front? Could be an infrared camera that could be used for face unlock. My laptop has one and I think that's what it's used for.
#3
I'm confused ... what is this exactly?
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#4
hello yesterday I got my pinephone community edition and the camera doesn't work for me and the SD doesn't recognize it what should I do thanks
#5
The blinking purple light you saw on the camera is the proximity sensor.
Find me in the forest, when I'm at my lowest. I don't really think you should continue..

HOLD YOUR BREATH.
#6
(07-21-2020, 01:47 AM)siles007 Wrote: hello yesterday I got my pinephone community edition and the camera doesn't work for me and the SD doesn't recognize it what should I do thanks
I have the same issue
#7
(07-21-2020, 07:41 PM)Danct12 Wrote: The blinking purple light you saw on the camera is the proximity sensor.


Bullshit, proximity exactly to what? Also, unless I have some one off version then I imagine they all have this. As far as the facial recognition comment why wouldn't this be listed in spec notes/ be something that a niche of people are working on improving like the actual camera, or the excessive heat problems???

https://www.howtogeek.com/411095/how-to-...our-phone/

Silly link but prove me wrong....
Also anyone have a link to design schematics? I bet it's not on there or not labeled.
#8
(07-22-2020, 09:23 AM)BlueDeer Wrote:
(07-21-2020, 07:41 PM)Danct12 Wrote: The blinking purple light you saw on the camera is the proximity sensor.


Bullshit, proximity exactly to what? Also, unless I have some one off version then I imagine they all have this. As far as the facial recognition comment why wouldn't this be listed in spec notes/ be something that a niche of people are working on improving like the actual camera, or the excessive heat problems???

https://www.howtogeek.com/411095/how-to-...our-phone/

Silly link but prove me wrong....
Also anyone have a link to design schematics? I bet it's not on there or not labeled.
Before calling 'bullshit' you could check the documentation linked in the wiki - particularly the schematic and the bottom placement pdf. You'll find the proximity sensor is U1201, located between the LED that you may see at boot, and the headphone socket. It contains an infrared LED and a light sensor which, among other things, reacts when the infrared reflects back into the light sensor off a nearby object, such as the side of your head when you're holding the phone to your ear and don't really want the touch sensor working or the screen backlight wasting power. You can even take the phone apart to see if it's there on the pcb, and how it compares to the cameras.

Edit: the wiki link to the datasheet is broken. Manufacturer's product family page:
https://www.sensortek.com.tw/index.php/e...-with-als/


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