KGI Predicts Two iPhone 7 Plus Variants With Different Camera Specs


One of the most accurate Apple analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities predicts that the company will launch two versions of the iPhone 7 Plus. According to the report, Apple will unveil one 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus with standard iSight camera, while the second one will be a more rare version sporting a dual-camera system for high-definition photos. Kuo's prediction of two iPhone 7 Plus variants is said to arrive in September as per the report. The note to investors was delivered on Wednesday, highlighting the two iPhone 7 Plus models with distinct camera specs.

iPhone 7 Plus Gets A Another Variant With Better Camera Specs?

Nonetheless, if the report is true, the Israeli company, LinX Imaging will carry out all the building work. If you're unfamiliar with LinX, it's the same company Apple acquired last year in April for a reported $20 million. LinX also unveiled its first multi-aperture cameras in June 2015 which were designed for smartphones. More information from Kuo details that the high-end iPhone 7 Plus will also feature 2-3x magnification and optical zoom. If true, the iPhone camera could definitely jump up its game.

This is the same variant of the iPhone that detailed a report for dual-camera option a few days back. The dual distinct lenses can gather ample of details for Apple to produce a substantially better image quality. Even though rumors about the dual-camera system started surfacing before the launch of iPhone 6s, it might be just a matter of time that Apple implements it. However, Kuo is one of the most reliable Apple analysts around, so you're going to need a lot of salt to dismiss his claims.

The caveats associated with the introduction of the dual-camera system is that it will not be available for the smaller iPhone 7. In fact, only a few variants of the iPhone 7 Plus will be getting the dual-camera system. Kuo thinks that the iPhone 7 Plus with the dual-camera system might just make up 25 to 35 percent of the overall iPhone 7 shipments in this year. Moreover, the rare iPhone 7 Plus model will be more expensive than the standard one, which definitely makes sense. However, consumers might not be too happy about the price charged for the iPhone 7 with high-end camera specs.

iPhone is generally the most popular smartphone for taking photos and if Apple can push the technology to the next level, it would definitely be a great deal for users. It is highly confusing to presume that Apple is releasing four different iPhone models this year, including the so-called iPhone 5se. But given all things Apple, nothing can really be said for sure about the company's plans until actual launches take place. And it's still quite a while left until we get to see the next iPhones from the Cupertino manufacturer.

This is it for now, folks. What do you think about the iPhone 7 Plus getting an extra variant with better camera specs? Share your views in the comments.