TECNO, a global pioneer in mobile imaging technology, unveiled its latest groundbreaking leap in camera technology, TECNO Universal Tone–the most advanced AI-Powered multi-skin tone imaging technology that integrates the industry's newest spectral database and insights recently.
Self-developed by TECNO, the technology was enhanced through joint research and development in cooperation with color science academics from leading global universities, with newly collected and analyzed data from scientific research integrated into the system. The Universal Tone technology made its debut in the captivating 'Portrait For Everyone' short film produced by BBC StoryWorks on October 2, said a media release.
Created to deliver precise representations of skin tones, TECNO Universal Tone embodies inclusivity and customization.
Jack Guo, General Manager of TECNO, highlighted the brand's commitment to fostering a positive mindset through technological development. The technology employs a rigorous scientific, data-based approach to ensure an accurate reflection of the diverse beauty of users worldwide.
TECNO Universal Tone technology incorporates three engines: the Multi-Skin Tone Restoration Engine, the Local-Tuning Engine, and the AI-Powered Computational Portrait Engine.
The Multi-Skin Tone Restoration Engine utilises a scientific approach, featuring the industry's largest diversified spectral database. It covers frequently overlooked skin colors, eliminating bias in technology. This engine allows for the creation of an inclusive skin tone scale and precise representation.
The Local-Tuning Engine tailors solutions for diverse real-world scenarios, considering local environments, lighting conditions, and color temperatures to achieve a harmonious output, it reads.
The AI-Powered Computational Portrait Engine delivers a personalized and localized portrait imaging experience. It considers aesthetic preferences, facial features, and skin tones unique to each region, ensuring enhanced accuracy, texture, and personalized beauty enhancements.
In synergy, these engines optimize TECNO Universal Tone. The Multi-Skin Tone Restoration Engine calibrates skin tones, the Local-Tuning Engine restructures facial tones and analyzes the environment, and the AI-Powered Computational Portrait Engine applies a personalized algorithm aligned with regional preferences.
Dr. Kaida Xiao, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds, emphasizes the data-based approach in developing accurate color cards for each skin tone. TheUniversal Tone technology ensures accurate identification and optimization of individual skin tones, setting a new standard for diversity and true-to-life portraits.
TECNO, guided by its user-centric philosophy and "Stop At Nothing" strategy, continues to pursue innovation. The development of TECNO Universal Tone marks a significant milestone in creating a more inclusive smartphone industry, emphasizing the brand's commitment to enhancing user lifestyles globally.