Could the following image (seen below) be the iPhone 7’s alleged dual lens camera sensor? These new camera sensors will reportedly offer optical zoom with no moving parts and better low-light images. [Update: 9to5Mac has pointed out these images are actually from January]
Israel-based LinX Imaging, an Israeli startup that debuted two years ago, is ready to get their dual-lens camera technology in smartphones as early as the third quarter of this year. The company’s technology relies on two cameras, one fixed-focused lens with a narrow field of view and a more normal wide-angle camera lens.
The company then uses software algorithms to create one better-quality image. The company calls this a ‘computational camera,’ and claims that it offers increased resolution, significant noise reduction in low-light, and increased dynamic range.
Several rumours have suggested that Apple is currently testing two 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus models: one having a single rear camera and the second, a dual-camera design. The dual-lens camera system, however, could bring up supply-chain constraint issues.
Several analysts believe Apple will offer both single and dual-camera versions, but there is still no mention on any pricing configuration. However, we can expect the iPhone 7 Plus with dual-lens camera to cost more than other versions. The iPhone 7 isn’t expected to be announced until September.