iPhone 7 might sport dual camera system to take even better photos: Report

Apple's upcoming iPhone is rumoured to sport a dual-camera system with Linx camera technology, which was acquired by Apple last year. This set up can help the device create high quality images and allow them to zoom at a great level without compromising on quality.


Apple's upcoming iPhone is rumoured to sport a dual-camera system with Linx camera technology, which was acquired by Apple last year. This set up can help the device create high quality images and allow them to zoom at a great level without compromising on quality.

According to a report by 9to5Mac, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for accurate Apple predictions, suggests that the new iPhone will also feature an optical zoom, with 2-3x magnification as well. In addition, he says that this new technology may not be present on iPhone 7 models. The report points out that 4.7-inch iPhone 7 might not feature the dual-camera system and it might be featured exclusively for the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus and so on.

Sony will again be the main supplier for the 12MP camera, which owns majority of the high-end smartphone camera sensor market. This new set up is said to take independent photos from both cameras and use 'Linx Imaging' algorithms to combine the photo data into final images for users to see, points out 9to5Mac.

While the launch of the iPhone 7 is months away in September, the rumours for the same have already begun to seep out. According to reports, Apple will be building a slimmer iPhone 7 and will cull the 3.5mm jack to achieve the same. The source confirmed that the Lightning port on the iPhone will be hot-wired for sound output to wired headphones. Bluetooth headphones will also be an option. Apple is reportedly working with its long-term audio chip partner Cirrus Logic to achieve the above.

In addition, rumours have also indicated the smartphone could sport an OLED display made by LG or Samsung. The report comes after years of speculation that Apple will start using the next-generation technology in its phones. OLED screens are thinner and offer better picture quality than the mainstay liquid crystal display screens.


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