Apple To Buy Dual-lens Camera System For iPhone 7 Plus From Sony?

Apple To Buy Dual-lens Camera System For iPhone 7 Plus From Sony?
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According to rumors, the iPhone 7 plus model will supposedly feature dual-lens camera system. While Apple is yet to confirm the news, Sony recently announced that it will soon start manufacturing dual-lens camera for the most coveted tech giants in the market. Whether Apple is one of Sony’s clients, is yet to be seen.


Sony’s CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, recently confirmed that the Japanese company will soon start manufacturing dual-camera systems. In an attempt to revamp the declining flagship smartphone business, Sony believes that its dual-lens camera will help contribute positively to the market. Close sources of the company reveal the real “takeoff of smartphone with dual lens camera will be in the year of 2017.”

As is mentioned in an Xperia Blog, a dual-lens camera module will ensure greater zoom. The varying focal lengths of the two cameras will help to create magic, with the first lens having a wide angle and the second lens featuring a 5x zoom. This will help a person take great shots of objects lying at a distance and even under low-light conditions.

In this context, it should be mentioned that Apple acquired LinX in order to borrow the know-how of creating multi-aperture camera equipment meant to leverage dual-lens camera. We had earlier reported that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had announced that Apple will introduce dual-lens camera technology in the iPhone 7 Plus.

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Macrumors explains how Apple’s collaboration with LinX will help contribute significantly to major improvements in the iPhone 7 Plus camera features. A smaller camera size with multiple sensors will be sufficient to capture great shots, eliminating the need of protruding cameras as is found in a DSLR system. According to Mr. Kuo of LinX, the LinX image algorithm is meant to achieve high-end dual-camera applications including optical zoom simulation, etc.

Since Apple is popularly known for making major upgrades to its camera technology from time to time, it is yet to be seen whether the company brings revolutionary changes to the iPhone 7 Plus camera with dual-lens feature.