According to Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst, the dual-lens camera that has been released along with the iPhone 7 Plus back in September 2016, will also be available on the upcoming iPhone 8 Plus, two (or three?) devices that are expected to make their appearance later this year.
The iPhone 8, the device that will feature a 4.7-inch display, is expected to come with a single primary camera. However, when it comes to the iPhone 8 Plus device that will most likely have the same 5.5-inch display, it will feature a dual-lens camera.
In addition, the analyst believes that future iPhone models will come with optical image stabilization, also called OIS, for both wide-angle and telephoto lenses. We remind you that on the iPhone 7 Plus only the wide-angle lens come with OIS. So, Apple might even think to introduce support for 3D photography effects if the company will use an LG camera module.
According to a report from MacOtakara website, Apple will also release a high-end 5-inch iPhone device that will come with a vertical dual camera arrangement instead of the horizontal dual camera system that the company has used last year. We remind you that a vertical dual camera has also been noticed on leaked iPhone 8 design schematics, which were also been confirmed by Bloomberg.
A vertical rear camera could actually improve the photo quality and it could also allow users to enable augmented reality based features.
iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus: Secondary Camera
When it comes to the secondary camera of these two upcoming devices, there are rumors saying that Apple has been testing a dual-lens camera system, which looks very similar to the dual lens setup from the iPhone 7 Plus. If this proves to be true, then the upcoming iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will allow you to take some awesome selfies.
The same report says that the secondary camera of the iPhone 8 will use a system that’s formed from three modules that enable 3D sensing and facial recognition capabilities powered by PrimeSense technology. The company that’s expected to supply the 3D facial recognition modules for the secondary camera of the iPhone 8 is LG.