Apple has plans to unveil its upcoming iPhone 7 device in the month of September, which is still a long a way to go, but the phone has already become the subject of several rumors. The analysts of Apple from KGI such as Ming Chi Kuo have proven out to be trustworthy source for information in the past. However, they deal with the analytical results and speculations only but their predictions have mostly turned out to be true in the past.
Now, as per reports, in a new memo to investors, Kuo reveal that the upcoming iPhone 7 device will get dual rear camera setup. Considering the track record of Cupertino’s giant for the past few years, we can assume that there might be two variants of this handset releasing this year. One will a 4.7 inch variant of the iPhone 7 and the second one will be a 5.5 inch model with name iPhone 7 Plus.
According to the reports, the rumor revealing a dual rear iSight camera setup suggests for the same coming with the bigger variant iPhone 7 Plus. Kuo says that this phone will be available with two CIS setup, which most likely will be powered by LinX. It is a company specializing in creating ultra-compact camera for slim handsets. Apple has acquired LinX back in the year 2015.
There are reports revealing that the alleged setup will get two 12MP camera sensors, one will come with the OIS and wider viewing angles and the other will get a 2-3x telephoto lens. The optical image stabilization is nothing of an interesting feature but the optical zoom added to the camera is all new feature for the iPhone handset.
Apple’s iPhone 7 is provided with the dual camera which will allow for some neat features including the variable focus and bokeh effects. It is also speculated by Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple has no plans to bring the dual camera to all the iPhone 7 Plus handsets. Also, there are reports that the dual camera variant will be sold at the premium price. This step from the Cupertino’s giant is to reduce some of its production strain incurred by this new technology introduced.
We can expect around 25 to 30% of the iPhone 7 devices to get this extra feature. However, it is quite too hard to believe because Apple will never manufacture two different Plus variants of a handset.