New 2019 iPhone Might Get a Tiple-lens Camera with 3D Sensing
Apple will equip 2019 iPhone model with a triple-lens camera set on the back, the Taiwanese resource Economic Daily News reports. The assumption is made based upon a research by Jialin Lu, Deutche Securities analyst.
According to Lu, the triangulation-based 3D sensing technique enabled by the triple-lens camera will be applied, providing for capturing images of an object from different perspectives.
Allegedly, the rear 3D sensing will allow for implementation of mixed reality features. This hypothesis is fully in line with the prognosis made by Alex Webb from Bloomberg, who came up with a supposition last year that the next generation of iPhones will get a 3D sensing feature on the back.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has declared his interest in the augmented reality technologies multiple times. In September 2017, ARKit platform was released by Apple, where developers can build iOS 11 mixed reality apps for iPhones and iPads. Actually, a smartphone featuring a triple-lens camera already exists. It is the Huawei P20 Pro. Its camera has a 20-megapixel monochrome lens, a 40-megapixel lens, and an 8-megapixel lens, enabling 3x optical zoom.