There's more talk about a 2019 Apple iPhone model sporting a triple camera setup


Last month, we told you that an Apple iPhone model planned for 2019 might feature a triple camera setup on back. Now, there is more talk about a future iPhone model sporting a trio of rear-facing cameras. The latest about this comes from Deutsche Securities analyst Lu Jialin, who says that the new system will employ two stereo-vision lenses and a telephoto lens. The analyst says that this will allow the cameras on the back of the iPhone to capture 3D images without using the lasers employed by the iPhone X's front-facing TrueDepth Camera.

A new triple camera setup with 3D capabilities could be perfect for use with AR apps and features. Apple CEO Tim Cook has raved about AR in the past, and last year Apple launched its ARKit for developers. It also might provide some improvements to the iPhone's already highly regarded abilities in photography by including an enhanced zoom mode.

When Apple does release an iPhone with three cameras on back, it won't be the first to do so. Huawei already released a phone this year that carries a triple camera setup on back. The Huawei P20 Pro features a 40MP RGB camera, a 20MP monochrome camera, and an 8MP camera with a telephoto lens. 

An Apple iPhone featuring a triple camera setup on back might resemble the image at the top of this article. The picture shows an iPhone concept produced by Martin Hajek for iDrop News.

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33 Comments

1. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Apple is behind Huawei...!!!! my condolence to iSheeps.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

No worries mate, they already used to it, Apple always behind.

8. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 179; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

Don't forget the notch from essential

10. RevolutionA

Posts: 390; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Fandroids jealous of the great brand and success of Apple. Be jealous you guys.

12. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Huawei might have been first (probably from Chinese corporate espionage) but ALL android OEMs will do it after Apple does it, just like the notch.

16. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

P20 pro came out in March, been two months already how many phones have you seen with triple camera? Apple might not be the first but it makes s**t popular.

25. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Actually, your analysis is a bit wrong. Why? This is because production of phones for many Android OEM'S starts at around December to February then they release it around March to June unlike Apple, the production starts at June to August then release at around September. Plenty of time to copy all sensible design and features from Android.

29. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

HTC U12+ launched last week. Xiaomi is about to launch their flagship. Moto follows. Huawei launched their flagship in Mid April. Pixels come out in October. I guess only Samsung is in your "many Android OEM'S" list. Nice try tho. Never stop trying hard, this world respects hard working people.

20. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 715; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

But when Apple makes a triple camera with more advance features than what huawei has. Suddenly, Huawei is behind apple!

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30899; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ask Huawei, if they’d prefer to be where Apple is financially and brand wise.

3. Foxgabanna

Posts: 582; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Behind but yet rake in all the money and somehow made the most valuable company in the world. Hats off to the isheep.

9. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 179; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

4. ijuanp03

Posts: 529; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

"This is the first iPhone with triple rear camera system" - Apple "Android is copying the triple camera just like the notch" - iSheeps

13. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Well, no one certainly copied Essential when they did it..

23. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Are you sure? Take a look at sharp aquos s2 (released before X as well).

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30899; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Atrix had a FPS before the Iphone as well...think about that.

22. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

and don't forget the dual vertical cameras with flash in between (LG Optimus 3D, HTC Evo 3D, LG Optimus 3D Max) and gestures (nokia n9, palm pre, jolla, blackberry z10).

5. ijuanp03

Posts: 529; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

"We are the first company with triple rear camera system" - Apple "Android is copying the triple camera just like the notch" - iSheeps

6. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Triple camera hype is like the ultra megapixel cameras of the first gen smartphones. With the cost of additional cameras, they can add or bring old good hardwares. Just create one camera sensor with great quality and everything will be fine.

7. admin_user

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Nobody is interested in 3D images when normal imaging still lacks details and clarity in low light. The approach of Huawei with a bigger sensor and black/white sensor for better details is much better, even when there is room for software improvements.

14. Derekjeter

Posts: 1459; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

When two cameras on the X can’t compete with the single camera from the Pixel 2, you decide to add another just so that you can take the same s**tty pictures, but you can charge $1500 just for that lense.

17. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Remember blind camera comparison? You voted for iPhone X bruh sit down

24. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

blind comparison doesn't mean much. Photos must be subjected to professionals to truly judge the quality.

28. Derekjeter

Posts: 1459; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Please show me that I voted. Bruh!

15. LouisMariano5

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

they better steal huawei's idea LOL

19. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Need another cam for AR? Some with software do what other need hardware to do same... LOL

21. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Camera isn't important thing right now because most current phone's camera are great!

27. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree They are F-ing phones. If I want pro pictures I will use my Nikon DSLR

33. mootu

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Camera's are very important right now. Most of the phone buying public make their choice based on screen and camera. There's nothing else to differentiate between phones in todays market.

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