Dual camera-equipped iPhone 8 to feature dual OIS, redesigned telephoto lens


Another round of iPhone 8 rumors has made it online, thanks to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Mr. Kuo believes that Apple will bring a dual-camera setup to at least one of the rumored three iPhone 8 models, and says both camera modules will support optical image stabilization. What's more, Apple is expected to redesign the telephoto lens used for the secondary camera's optical zoom emulation capabilities to improve the image quality.

To support OIS with the telephoto lens, Apple may have to increase the image circle of the lens, which will lead to longer calibration time and a more complex assembly processes. Due to the increase, the telephoto lens itself must be redesigned, as the increased image circle will result in degraded photo quality around the corners. This information comes from Ming-Chi Kuo's sources.

Previously, Kuo has reported that Apple might have three iPhone 8 models in the works – a 5.1-inch or 5.2-inch OLED screen model, a 5.5-inch variant with LCD display, and a 4.7-inch version with LCD display. The 4.7-inch variant probably won't include a dual camera setup.

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41 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

IPhone 8. The fix for every thing wrong with the iPhone 7.

6. IT-Engineer

Posts: 543; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

(telephoto Lens) Apple likes to jerk off when naming their products

9. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Uhh, no sh!t Sherlock. Kinda like the S8 will be the fix for everything wrong with the S7. See how that works? The next model improves upon the previous.

27. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Only the s7 didn't really have any faults other than being a fingerprint magnet on the back. But then EVERYONE puts a case on their phone anyway so that one doesn't really matter

31. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Ehmm there is nothing the S8 can fix for the S7. The S7 edge is actually the perfect phone. S8 can only slightly improve it, it doesnt need to fix anything cause nothing is wrong. It has picture perfect screen THE best screen by far The best camera, the best by far low light camera The fastest focusing camera Amazing wide angle front facing camera Water Resistant One of the best batteries life on a phone What can it fix? Does it have to fix the fact that the 2nd lens doesn use OIS on iPhone 7 which is just pathetic? Does it have to fix the fact that in 2016 a flagship phone that costs 800$ still uses sup 1080p resolution? Does it have to fix the fact that iPhones are stuck with LCD's and cant have always on features? Does it have to fix the fact that it has probably the biggest bezels on a flagship? Does it have to fix the fact that it doesnt have audio jack?

33. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Very well elaborated ^^. I was about to point out those things which the iPhone 8 has to fix for the iPhone 7. You beat me to it.

38. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

1) S7 Edge does have a great screen, but is purely academic because is not that much better than the iPhone 7's, not to mention the S7's pushing so many pixels does contribute to its lag when opening. 2) Ummm, check out a YouTube reviewer named Asktheandoidguy, he's probably a bigger fanboy for all things Samsung than all you on this site rolled together. Anyhow in his lowlight test, go watch the video and tell me which phone won, the S7 Edge or iPhone 7. Hint; it wasn't the S7 Edge. 3) S7 Edge does focus amazingly fast. As for selfies I'm not a teen girl, so sorry can't help you there seeing as I don't take them with any phone. But then again all Galaxy phones are guilty of adding that ridiculous "beautified" feature, even if it's turned off. 4) Best battery life? Not even a chance, unless you disable so many features on the S7 Edge to the point it's barely running. Cute how you neglected to mention the phones well documented lag issues. And screen cracking issues. And the horrible sounding speaker. And numerous software glitches and SD card issues unless a buyer gets the exactly right SD card. So let's sum up, the S8 Edge will hopefully fix the S7 Edges 1) Slow & laggy performance 2) Improve the low light camera 3) Give users the option of real world untouched selfies 4) Not just a bigger battery, but optimize the hardware & software better so the battery isn't so taxed. Not really much Samsung can do since they don't make their own OS, but still. 5) Better speaker. 6) Come standard with, or let a buyer know they must purchase an ultra fast SD card.

39. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I really do not see your points, i also one youtuber does not truth make, you need to watch more then one review to get a real actual overview that is unbiased. As for your point. 1) slow and laggy? according to? compared to? I hope you realise that transition smoothness has nothing to do with slow or lag. 2) improved? compared to? dslr? 3) I kinda agree but he main thing it does is compensating for wide angle lens. 4) you need to watch the video of the beta of android 7 that samsung is working on which will come to sgs7 and edge. 5) problematic, waterproofing is the reason speaker can sound off. 6) must? why? at least they can?

2. Joms_US

Posts: 200; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

Great! Another prediction from iANALyst I didn't know iTard can be Nostradamus nowadays.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Seriously.......... you tried way too hard to be funny.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Then fails miserably.

16. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

So did your mom. That's how she ended up stuck with Ur dum azz.

19. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You have no right to call anyone dumb with that spelling son. :) Besides that, what?

18. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

yeaaah

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dumb post.

4. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

They better improve the camera. iPhone 7 doesn't capture the same amount of detail as Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel.

5. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I think it's better than the pixel and 50/50 than the galaxy. I've had both in my hand for 2 weeks.

7. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

I honestly think the pixel is better than both the iPhone 7 and galaxy s7 camera in some ways

23. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

No, the lens in the Pixel is more consistent towards the corners (most iPhones have decentered elements in both modules) and the Jpeg engine in the Pixel is miles better (less NR smearing and better sharpening algorithm, especially in auto HDR). Probably helped by the larger sensor (see RAW, where there is less noise to begin with).

32. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

The fact that pixel has issues with lens flare with is optics fault makes it NOT the best camera. Its not normal lens flare that all camera's get but more than normal as its been stated by countless reviewers and camera pro people. Its sad and thats not fixable by software.

34. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I didn't say it's the best, but it does compete well with the best (S7) in most areas. Only the lens flare issue you mentioned is a clear handicap that reminds me of the purple flares when Apple first started using sapphire lens cover glass. Either way, even with the flares, I'd still pick it over the iPhone inconsistencies and smearing.

35. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Kind of have to disagree on the Pixel. I do think the iphone takes better photos then it. The s7 and s7 edge do have great cameras.

8. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

After the iPhone 7s of course. wheren the iPhone will basically look exactly the same for the 4th traight year. Their design team has got as lazy at the team who designs the porche 911 from year to year

11. AlikMalix unregistered

I agree on the iphone design - it needs to improve. But don't touch the 911. That design is timeless. Porsche enthusiasts do not want Porsche to redesign the 911. Porsche tried - consumer pushed back. I love the 911. I would love to win any 911 in the past 60 years. Everyone one is prefect in its own subtile changes.

24. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The 996 design may have been an initial commercial success, by now its considered what I have always called it: the ugly duckling. Lost were most of the curves as it grew in size, gained the hideous headlights. This was directly reflected in a slump in the prices on the used market.

10. Papa.Ji

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 02, 2016

Whatever APPLE may use in there camera.. they can't go beyond S8....

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Strange. I haven't seen any S8 samples yet, must be me./s

17. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Wow ur a fu kn genius !!!

20. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Jesus Christ son, fix the way you write!

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

tons of iPhone8 rumors lately... must be because iPhone8 will be launched soon... /s

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