Not long ago, Huawei launched P20 Pro, the first smartphone with a triple camera (all three with optical image stabilization). For now, it’s also the only option, and in case you’re an iPhone user, you’ll need to wait for a setup like this for a while. According to the latest reports, Apple will be launching a triple-camera iPhone – but it won’t happen before the second half of 2019.
As iDrop News reports, Apple is considering at least one iPhone with the triple-camera setup for the next year’s lineup. It could be an iPhone X Plus or a completely new line of iPhones, it hasn’t been specified as it’s still too early.
The three-lens system has several benefits. It provides you with an improved low-light performance and captures more detail. The optical zoom capabilities are also improved, as well as wide-angle capabilities. It’s a revolutionary smartphone camera solution, and it would be surprising if Apple didn’t want to implement it on their phones as well. According to Economic Daily News, Apple’s triple-cam phone will support “12 million pixels, 6P anti-shock specifications, and up to a 5x optical zoom.”
When it comes to the design, there are a few possible speculated solutions how the triple-camera iPhone will look like. Martin Hajek of iDrops News suggests a few ideas:
- Larger camera housing with the third lens at the bottom
- Separate third lens (like in the Huawei P20 Pro)
- The third lens instead of the flash, with the flash relocated to the side
- Integrated ring flash surrounding the camera bump
Of course, it’s too early to know any specific details, as these are just speculations for now. But my guess is that Apple will bring the triple-camera system to its users, so I guess we have to wait for 2019.