Citing a research note from Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News is reporting that next year’s flagship iPhone may feature a triple-lens rear camera with 3x optical zoom and advanced 3D sensing via stereoscopic vision (via iDownloadBlog).
According to the analyst, at least one of the iPhones in Apple’s 2019 lineup will host a 12MP triple-lens rear camera with a 6P anti-shock lens, capable of true optical zoom and light field camera applications. Additionally, a triple-lens camera system could produce much better low-light photographs as well as superior depth detection in portrait mode.
It is also believed that next year’s flagship iPhones will feature both front and rear-facing 3D sensing capabilities.
Lu Jialin, Deutsche Securities’s technology industry analyst, said that AR imagery is a high probability of being the main specification of the iPhone in 2019. The market predicts that the iPhone will use the rear 3D sensing module of ToF, but according to the team’s visit, it does not believe that Apple will use ToF. Instead, it will use three-lens imaging, including two camera lenses using stereo vision technology, and a long-focus lens for zooming.
Last month, another report had claimed that Apple would release a triple-lens iPhone model in 2019 with enhanced augmented reality features and 6x hybrid zoom capabilities.