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Apple iPhone with 3 rear cameras coming in 2019, analyst says

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It’s but a natural progression for smartphones to eventually adopt a triple-camera setup at the back, just like the top-rated Huawei P20 Pro, because of advantages like enhanced low-light, image-detail, optical-zoom, wide-angle, and 3D-depth capabilities. We’ve heard Apple will be doing that. Today, that rumor gains ground with a report citing a research note from Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu.

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According to Taiwanese website Economic Daily News, Lu says at least one iPhone 2019 model will have three rear cameras to enable advanced 3D sensing via stereoscopic vision. Two of the sensors will capture images of an object from different angles, and the distance between the iPhone and that particular object will then be calculated through triangulation method.

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This is supposedly in a bid to make the Apple iPhone the top device for augmented reality, with both the front (as seen on the iPhone X‘s TrueDepth system) and rear camera setups being given 3D-sensing capabilities.

At least one iPhone 2019 model will have a triple-rear-camera system with advanced 3D sensing supposedly in a bid to make the Apple iPhone the top device for augmented reality.

We won’t be surprised if this AR bit turns out to be true, considering that Apple CEO Tim Cook is a big proponent of it. Last year, the company opened its ARKit platform to developers, allowing them to make AR apps for iOS 11 devices.

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Anyhow, the report also mentions Lu saying that the upcoming iPhone’s third lens will likely sport a longer focal length. This is to equip the smartphone with 3x optical zoom, so you’ll be able to zoom in on a subject by up to three times without losing image quality.

If Lu’s right, then that particular iPhone will hold the distinction of being the first Apple handset to include the feature. The Apple iPhone XiPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus have 2x optical zoom.

Via MacRumors; image designed by Martin Hajek for iDropNews

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.