Report claims iPhone with triple-lens camera 'likely' to launch next year

The iPhone has plenty of room for a third camera lens

The iPhone has plenty of room for a third camera lens

A new report has surfaced that says upcoming iPhone X Plus will measure 6.5-inches though will size up to iPhone 8 Plus which was launched previous year. This is all the report reveals.

There are no additional details in today's report (via MacRumors), so its hard to say whether the analyst is basing his prediction on new information.

According to that report, the next flagship iPhone will have a third lens that offers up to 5x zoom, as well as a 12-megapixel lens to complement it when it launches in 2019.

For comparison, the Huawei P20 Pro features a 40-megapixel camera, a 20-megapixel monochrome camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens that's capable of 3x optical zoom.

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The addition of a third lens would likely enable 3x optical zoom on an iPhone for the first time, enabling users to magnify the image in the viewfinder by up to 3x without a blurry reduction in quality like digital zoom.

Some sources suggest that, the premium iPhone would be called iPhone X Plus and it would feature an OLED panel while the other two iPhones to come with LCD panels which makes their pricing a little lower compare to the premium iPhone. This time, they will definitely come with an extra ordinary camera setup on the phones.

To give you a reference, the Huawei P20 Pro is world's smartphone that comes loaded with a triple lens at the back.

Huawei's new P20 series has three phones from which the Triple Lens setup is available on the most premium device i.e. Huawei P20 Pro phone. Apple is most likely expected to launch the 2018 iPhone models around September 2019. The back facing cameras of the iPhone X is linked with the TrueDepth Camera. Apple may launch the successor to the iPhone X or the second generation of the iPhone X or the iPhone X Plus in 2018. Nothing else has been mentioned in the report and information about the other iPhone models are scarce at the moment.

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