Apple iPhone 7 Plus will have dual-lens rear-camera for unmatchable photo quality
Talks of the hardware, design and other features of the next iteration of iPhone’s flagship smartphone the iPhone 7 have been hot in the rumor mill. Now, in another developing news Apple is speculated to be working on a dual-camera system for iPhone 7 Plus. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the phone will have two cameras on the rear to form a single high-quality photo for HDR modes and most probably 3D image capture. This all comes courtesy MacRumors who have got hold of the research note by Ming.
The research note also explains that Apple is going to have two separate models, one with single iSight rear-facing camera and the other with dual cameras. This research note carries even more weight as Apple has purchased Israeli camera technology company LinX Imaging for around $20 million. The imaging algorithms that Apple acquired as a result of this purchase are going to be used in this dual-lens camera system.
The camera technology also means multiple sensors in a small sized grid and much thinner camera lens. All that for better light sensitivity and improved image quality in low light conditions. LinX Imaging’s algorithm also assists in dual camera features including optical zoom levels of 2-3X of much better quality.
All these features are going to come in the optional iPhone 7 Plus model according to the research note. This is going to be interesting as Apple has been experiencing drop in sales as compared to last year and dual lens camera will be the USP Apple could very well use to market the new Apple iPhone 7.