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Revered TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his latest research note (via MacRumors) said he believes all three 2019 iPhone models will feature a single 12-megapixel front-facing camera, replacing the 7-megapixel shooter found on the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
The new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models, Kuo added, will ship with 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays, respectively. The rear-mounted triple camera system on these phones will consist of a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel super wide-angle lens from Sony.
What’s more, Kuo said the super wide-angle lens and the front lens on the next iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will utilize a black lens coating that’ll make their presence far less obvious. A similar rumor regarding this coating technology first surfaced late last year.
The 6.1-inch LCD model, meanwhile, will likely have a dual rear-facing camera although Kuo didn’t provide any detailed specifications. The current-gen iPhone XR only has a single rear-mounted camera lens.
Renders of Apple’s rear-facing triple camera system recently hit the web and the feedback hasn’t exactly been positive. It’s possible that the design will change before the final product enters mass production; if not, those hoping for a return to flush-mounted rear cameras are in for a rude awakening.
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