Analyst: Only the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 7 will feature dual rear camera, first impression may be underwhelming

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Analyst: Only the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 7 will feature dual rear camera, first impression may be und
We've been hearing about a next generation iPhone with dual rear camera for quite some time now. Naturally, later this year, Apple is expected to unveil two iPhones to succeed the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but the new camera setup seems to be exclusive to the larger model.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (hailed by many as the most accurate Apple analyst out there) is, once again, talking about the new iPhones, possibly called iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, re-confirming that only the latter will come with a dual rear camera. Reportedly, compared to the 6s and 6s Plus, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have "similar form factors" - so they should sport displays measuring 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively. At the moment, we don't know if the pixel resolution has been increased (from the current 750 x 1334 pixels and 1080 x 1920 pixels ones).

Since  we already have various smartphones that feature dual rear cameras - the latest being the LG G5 - Ming-Chi Kuo says that the dual sensor of the iPhone 7 Plus might, at first, leave us with an underwhelming impression. Of course, we don't really know what Apple's dual camera is capable of, so the final impression could be different.

This wouldn't be the first time when the larger iPhone has an extra camera feature. As you may know, the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6 Plus offer OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), while the regular iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 models do not.

This year, Apple already announced a new handset - the iPhone SE, but this is a low-cost model that looks like the iPhone 5s (though it packs upgraded internals). The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will likely be unveiled in September, about one year after the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Are you planning to get any of the two next-gen iPhones?

source: Mac Rumors

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