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iPhone X with Triple-Lens Rear Camera Rumored to Launch Next Year

By Nitish Singh / May 7, 2018

Apple is likely to launch a new iPhone X model featuring a triple lens rear camera in the second half of next year. A research note from Yuanta Securities analyst Jeff Pu suggests the camera system will have a 6P lens design with up to 5x zoom.

With the iPhone X being a major success and experiencing large volumes of shipments despite its hefty price tag, rumors surrounding new iPhones are already floating around. Apple is likely to introduce a triple lens phone according to Taipei Times.

The research note from Yuanta Securities analyst Jeff Pu has been fueling the rumor mill lately. The note claims that the phone will include 3X optical zoom for the first time on an Apple device. It will allow users to take zoomed-in photos at up to 3X zoom without the images becoming blurry.

The report does not provide any additional details with regards to the specs of the device. However, there was also a Chinese report from the Economic Daily News in April that suggested next year’s iPhone will include a 6P lens design with 5x zoom. Apple is reported to stick to its 12-megapixel lens for upcoming models as well.

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A triple-lens iPhone X mockup by Martin Hajek. Image Courtesy of iDrop News

iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X models feature 2x optical zoom for comparison with their dual lens setup. A third lens could make mobile photography a lot more intuitive. However, only the highest end iPhones are set to receive the three-lens setup. It means that the third generation iPhone X or iPhone X Plus are the likely recipients of the camera upgrade.

Triple lens devices are already out in the market such as the Huawei P20 Pro smartphone. The device includes a 40-megapixel lens, a 20-megapixel monochrome lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens for optical zoom up to 3x. The camera on the device has been reported as better than the current iPhone X or the Galaxy X9.



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