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Apple Testing Dual-Lens Camera Samples For iPhone 7 Plus

Ali Salman
Posted Feb 2, 2016
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Several camera lens makers in Japan and China, including Largan Technology have sent dual-lens camera sensor samples to Apple for testing purposes. Previously, there were various reports and rumors citing that Apple plans to include a dual-lens camera module on the iPhone 7 Plus. Moreover, we also got to know that Apple will release two iPhone 7 Plus models this year, separated by different camera specifications.

Apple Is Receiving Dual-Lens Camera Samples From Suppliers

The Taiwan-based Largan Technology is reportedly supplying Apple with 60 percent of its camera lens needs. Now, it seems that the same company is looking forward to supply dual-lens camera to the company, possibly to diversify its supply chain and keeping up with the technology. Moreover, the report also claims that ‘Apple is likely to seek dual-lens camera products from other makers to lower risk’.

Taiwan-based Largan Technology as well as Japan- and China-based camera lens makers have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Apple is reportedly planning to adopt a dual-lens camera for its next-generation iPhone Plus.

According to previous reports, the smaller sibling of the iPhone 7 is said to come with a single camera lens setup, unlike its bigger variant. Moreover, there will be two variants of the iPhone 7 Plus – one will be a standard version with single rear-facing iSight camera, while the other variant will be a more photography-oriented device with dual-lens camera system. It might be due to space constraints that Apple did not feature the smaller version of iPhone 7 with dual-lens camera. Nonetheless, we’re expecting two new iPhone 7 Plus variants this year.

It would not be appropriate to say that Apple is the first mover of dual-lens camera module in the smartphone industry. Other Android counterparts have featured dual lens camera system on their smartphones as well. For instance, HTC’s M8 and M9 have used dual-lens camera system. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see how the Cupertino company uses the dual-lens camera system in iPhone 7.

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It is also reported that Apple plans to release three new products on March 15, mainly constituting the smaller iPhone 5se, new Apple Watch as well as the new iPad Air 3 that looks more like a miniature version of the iPad Pro.

This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the dual-lens camera setup for the iPhone 7 Plus? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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