Microsoft likely to launch 4K webcams for Windows and Xbox One in 2019


US based software giant Microsoft has a lot in store for the gadget enthusiasts in the New Year. Some of the recent reports have claimed that Microsoft is working on multiple webcams which will be launched in 2019. One of the webcams is said to bring the Windows Hello authentication for the Windows 10. This will be the first time the feature has been included on a standalone camera. The report has further said that the only cameras that have included the functionality are so far built in to Surface PCs.

The good news is that the webcam will also be compatible with the Xbox One consoles and will possibly bring back one of the features that made the Kinect an interesting peripheral. The new webcam will allow the users to walk in front of the cameras to sign in as it will have the ability to recognize the face with multiple other users.

At the same time, Microsoft is yet to announce any standalone cameras but report say that the webcams could be related to the USB-C webcam that will help ship along the Surface Hub 2 line in 2019. But there is nothing that is stopping the users to plug the camera in to any device with a USB-C port that means that Microsoft could also offer to sell the camera separately. Panos Panay, the Surface head had hinted about this in an interview with a leading daily. Panay had said, “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.”

Whether or not Microsoft is breaking out the webcam as its standalone product, one thing is sure that the company will release its own webcams in 2019. If things workout as planned, it can prove to be a blessing for the Xbox One users.

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