At the MWC 2018, Huawei introduced a surprising smartphone, the P20 Pro. It is the world’s first mobile phone with a triple camera. Since then, various rumors have been circulating about other future smartphone models with three cameras. In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S10, it seems to be a smartphone in development with three cameras on the back, namely the iPhone X Plus.
Apple iPhone X Plus
Earlier this month, Gorden Kelly, tech editor at Forbes, published an exclusive story about Apple’s upcoming iPhone models. Through accessory manufacturer, Ghostek knew Forbes design schematics of both the budget iPhone X and the larger iPhone X Plus to figure out. These illustrations also revealed that the new model will have a triple camera.
This gives a good idea of what Apple’s next flagship might look like. There is still some uncertainty about the placement of the flash, it was not visible in the schematic drawings. It could be that this is eventually positioned to the right of the three cameras.
For the time being, it is unclear what the third camera will be exactly for the new iPhone. Huawei combines a primary camera (40MP) with a telephoto lens (8MP) and a monochrome camera (20MP). The three cameras of the P20 Pro make it possible to make significantly better photos in poor lighting conditions. Thanks to the triple camera, it is also possible to optically zoom in 3 times, without loss of image quality. In addition, a 5x hybrid zoom function is available.
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The iPhone X 2017 model has a 12-megapixel dual camera with a wide-angle lens and telephoto lens. The camera has optical image stabilization and 2x optical zoom. Thanks to an improved telelens, the device already performs significantly better in poor lighting conditions than previous models. Apple would be particularly interested in the possibility to equip the iPhone with more optical zoom.
The iPhone X Plus has to become Apple’s largest smartphone, at least regarding display size. A 6.5-inch display is expected, which is considerably larger than the 5.8 “OLED screen of the iPhone X 2017. Also, the controversial notch will be on the 2018 model. The total dimensions (158.4 x 78.1mm) will not be larger than the iPhone 8 Plus, this has everything to do with the narrower screen edges of the iPhone X Plus.
iPhone 2019 model met 3 camera’s
Incidentally, it is not entirely certain that the 2018 model will already have about three cameras, it can only be that we have to wait another year for this device. Forbes is not the only one that reports that Apple has an iPhone in development with three camera lenses. Several large media outlets have heard similar information from different sources, but all of them speak of a release in the second half of 2019.
The Korea Herald reported early this month that both the Galaxy S10 and the high-end iPhone 2019 model with three camera lenses is equipped. More than two months ago, a similar message was distributed in Taiwan, by the Economic Daily News. Apple would bet on a 5x optical zoom. Also, CNET has a note to investors been confronted, in which was stated that a planned iPhone in 2019 is with 3 cameras, all three of them would have 12 megapixels.
Budget iPhone X / iPhone 9
Besides the Plus version, Apple also has a budget iPhone X in the making. The final name is still unknown, the device is also called the iPhone 9. In any case, this will be the cheapest iPhone model for 2018.
This smartphone seems to be equipped with a 6.1-inch LED display. It is expected that this smartphone has a single camera. The 3D touch functionality will be missing on this model. The dimensions of the new device are; 147.12 x 71.52mm. Apple also intends to make this iPhone considerably cheaper to reach a larger target group.
In addition, this model must compensate for the deleted iPhone SE 2. For a long time, it was assumed that the cheap and small iPhone would appear in June 2018. At the WWDC keynote earlier this month, however, there was no glimpse of this mini iPhone. It is assumed that the iPhone SE 2 has been deleted at the last moment.
Then a third variant is expected, which is positioned between the iPhone X Plus and the budget iPhone X. This device will replace the current iPhone X and will be equipped with a double camera system. Also in terms of screen dimensions, this device will not deviate from the 2017 model. The new Apple smartphones are expected in the autumn of 2018.