In his latest research note for Yuanta Securities, analyst Jeff Pu claims that Apple will launch an iPhone with a triple camera system in 2019. The report is short on other details as to how the triple camera system would further help Apple in improving image quality or adding new features to its 2019 iPhone.
Huawei launched the P20 Pro earlier this year with a triple camera setup. The primary camera is a 40MP 1/17-inch sensor, while the other two cameras feature an 8MP telephoto lens and a 20MP monochrome sensor. The telephoto lens is used for offering 3x optical zoom, while the monochrome sensor allows the handset to capture more details. Thanks to its behemoth 40MP primary sensor, the handset also offers 5x hybrid zoom.
If Apple does end up using a triple-camera setup on its 2019 iPhone, it could end up offering 3x optical zoom — up from the 2x zoom that it currently offers on iPhone 7 Plus and higher and the iPhone X. The third camera sensor could also be used by Apple for capturing more details and improving dynamic range.
This is not the first time that we are hearing rumors of Apple switching to a triple-camera setup for its 2019 iPhone. However, it is still too early to speculate about the camera setup of a smartphone due to be released in the second half of next year. Apple is unlikely to have decided anything about the camera setup for its 2019 iPhone, though there’s no denying the fact that it might be mulling switching to a triple camera setup for improved imaging performance.
At one point in time, iPhones were considered to have the best smartphone camera. However, that is no longer the case, with Samsung and Google far surpassing Apple in this regard. Thus, if the company is really keen on once again regaining the best smartphone camera crown, it needs to think out of the box. And the use of a triple camera setup on the 2019 iPhone might just be that.
[Via Taipei Times]