We are a few months away from the release of the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. But the rumor mill is rife with speculations that the Cupertino firm is all set to incorporate a dual rear-facing camera system on both phones.
In recent times, the tech giant has been suffering dwindling iPhone sales and so, in an effort to revive the loss, a stellar range of specs and features will be introduced to its upcoming phones. However, there are some contradictions to these reports as KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that the dual camera would appear only on the iPhone 7 Plus model and not on the iPhone 7.
Apple’s next-generation iPhone 7 will sport a 4-inch screen, while the iPhone 7 Plus will come with a 5.5-inch screen. According to Kuo, “New iPhone shipments to be capped by similar form factor as iPhone 6s & 6s Plus; top hardware upgrade is dual-camera (5.5-inch model only), though many competing models with dual-camera will launch soon, joining others already on the market; first impressions could underwhelm,” cited by MacRumors.
Although, Kuo claims the new dual-camera feature, there is no official confirmation by the Cupertino firm whether either phones will come with a dual-lens camera. Nonetheless, Kuo’s claims are supported by a portable photo of the iPhone 7 Plus (Pro) that surfaced on the web last month.
The alleged iPhone 7 Plus shows off a slightly protruding dual-lens camera unit on the rear side in a pin-shaped enclosure. Previous renders, on the other hand, had displayed two separate cameras on the rear panel. Reports also claim that the iPhone 7 will stand as a strong competitor against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 6.
IBTimes explains that the dual-camera-set-up will have a regular wide-angle lens clubbed with a secondary telephoto lens. With this, users can capture images and record videos by taking advantages of the varying focal lengths. We will have to wait a few more months or until next year to find out if Kuo’s predictions turn out true.