2019 iPhone Will Have Triple-lens Camera Setup and 3D Vision

Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu claims one iPhone model will come with three camera lenses.

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If recent reports are to be believed, expect to see a triple-lens camera setup on next year’s iPhones. Apple is reportedly building a new iPhone model with three lenses to support 3D depth sensing and enhanced zoom.

The information comes from Taiwanese site Economic Daily News citing a research note from Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu. According to Lu, AR imagery is a high probability of being the main specification of the iPhone in 2019.

A triple-lens camera setup will enable two of the sensors to capture images of an object from different angles. Also, a triangulation method is employed to get the distance between the iPhone and the object. This will improve the phone’s 3D sensing via stereo vision for augmented reality (AR).

Additionally, the third lens would have a longer focal length for enhanced zoom function. This could have an output of 3x optical zoom. To compare, the latest iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X has 2x optical zoom functions.

If this information is accurate, Apple would only be second to Huawei in having a triple-lens setup. The latter introduced its triple-lens rear camera with the Huawei P20 Pro.

 

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