(Pocket-lint) - LG has confirmed that the LG G8 ThinQ will be announced at Mobile World Congress this month.

The company is hosting a press event on Sunday 24 February, the day before the show starts, where it will unveil its latest flagship handset. However, it has revealed one big feature already; the front-facing camera will use Time-of-Flight technology.

LG has teamed with imaging specialist Infineon Technologies and will use its Real3 image sensor chip in the LG G8 ThinQ. This uses 3D tech to calculate accurate measurements of the subject and his or her distance from the phone.

Where it differs from other technologies that perform similar functions is that it captures infrared light to make it faster and more precise in ambient light.

ToF tech will help selfie photography for sure, but also works well for face-recognition, so is a good tech for biometric authentication. It sees objects in 3D so is not affected by light from external sources.

"Our newest flagship was designed with ToF technology from inception to give users a unique and secure verification system without sacrificing camera capabilities," said LG's senior vice president of mobile product strategy, Chang Ma.

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Writing by Rik Henderson.