The Cupertino-based technology giant company Apple is slated to release a new flagship smartphone featuring dual-camera technology that will allow the iPhone 7 Plus to take photographs with the quality of a full DSLR camera, according to Ming Chi Kuo, one of the most accurate Apple analysts, laid out the case in a new research note for KGI Securities.
However, that dual-camera sensor feature could be limited to the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, according to the same report.
The new camera is likely to be one of the leading features of the new iPhone 7, which is rumored to otherwise come in a unibody largely similar to the existing iPhone 6 and 6S smartphones. The world’s most valuable technology firm is expected to introduce the new devices some time in September — and it may be followed soon after by a complete redesign, according to the analyst.
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 it will launch soon, joining others already on the market; first impressions could underwhelm.
Multiple rumors have long suggested that Tim Cook-led technology company could introduce the dual-cameras to bigger version of the iPhone 7. Some of them have suggested that the new dual-camera would allow the Apple iPhone 7 Plus to produce deeper, crisper and more detailed images — while others have speculated even more ambitious uses for the technology, like three-dimensional image scanning.
Dual-camera setups also take up less space compared to the single ones. That might mean that Apple can re-design the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus so that it loses some of the space taken up by the camera sensor — and drop or at least shrink the controversial “camera bump” that protrudes from its upper-right back panel.
If the report are to be believed, it would be far from the first time that the tech titan has restricted better camera technology to its larger flagship smartphone. Injecting two camera sensors to the iPhone 7 Plus would make at least two exciting technologies possible. It would enable a kind of zoom that would be significantly better than the digital cropping options that Apple currently offers on the iPhone.