In a new note issued to investors by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will keep the dual-lens camera system exclusive to the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. Reports about Apple employing a dual-lens camera system on the iPhone due to be released later this year have been circulating since the last few months.
With iPhones now trailing Android smartphones in camera performance, Apple really needs to step up its game in the regard. The dual-lens camera system might just allow the company to do so, and make the iPhone a leader in smartphone camera performance once again.
The only difference in terms of camera between the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is the lack of OIS on the former, but the lack of a dual-lens camera setup on the smaller iPhone 7 might force consumers to shift to a larger iPhone this year.
Ming-Chi Kuo says in his note that many other Android smartphones that will be launched before the iPhone 7 Plus this year will also feature a dual-camera system, though their first impressions might be underwhelming.
A report from February from this year claimed that Apple had already started receiving dual-lens camera components from its suppliers for testing.
Reports surrounding the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus indicate that both handsets will sport a waterproof design. To make the handsets even thinner, Apple will also be ditching the 3.5mm audio jack from them and instead present Lightning port as a replacement for it.