Microsoft is reportedly working to release new 4k webcams in 2019 for Windows 10 and Xbox One support, reported by some sources talking to Paul Thurrott who is well known for his connections with Microsoft. He further explains that two new 4k webcams are on the way, in which one is specifically designed for Windows Hello facial recognition to any Windows 10 PC.
And the second one is made to work with the Xbox One and bring back the Kinect feature which will allow users to automatically sign in by moving in front of the camera, it also works with other multiple accounts and family members. The multi-user sign-ins include Skype video chats and other features which went along with the old peripheral. Too, Windows 10 devices using biometric data such as fingerprints or facial recognition.
Earlier this year, Microsoft surface Chief Panos Panay hinted about the company plans that they may be thinking of releasing Surface-branded webcams.
“Look at the camera on Surface Hub 2, note it’s a USB-C-based camera, and the idea that we can bring a high fidelity camera to an experience, you can probably guess that’s going to happen,” Said Panay in October.
Microsoft is also planning to release its Surface Hub 2S in 2019, with upgradeable processor cartridges. If the company releases USB-C Surface Hub 2 camera individually, this same camera could work on any Windows 10 PC. The company has not released its own Windows Hello camera, and PC users, Because of this they had to rely on alternatives from Creative, Razer, and Logitech to bring facial recognition to desktop PCs.
It has not confirmed yet when the cameras would ship, though one of them apparently “enterprise-focused” and it might be associated with Surface Hub 2. Presently, Logitech is the biggest name in the market when it comes to webcams which could give competition to other brands present in the market.