In 2019, both Apple and Samsung shocked the whole world with their respective launch of their flagship mobile devices, namely the Samsung Galaxy S10 and iPhone 11 (or iPhone XI). Apple, a Cupertino-based tech giant, which perhaps is the tightest competition of Samsung in the past decade, is probably on its way to developing its next offering for 2020. While there are no confirmed reports yet regarding the official name of the iPhone 2020, there are already rumors about the upcoming device’s advanced features. The most interesting scoop for now is the rumored four rear cameras of the new iPhone (which could easily be called the iPhone 12 or iPhone XII), likely to surpass the standard set by the triple lens snapper of last year’s smartphones.
Going For Quadruple Lens For Flagship Handsets Could Be The New Trend In 2020
Apple launched its latest iPhone 11 models last September, which are the latest top-tier models of the iPhone line succeeding the iPhone X series. The high-end iPhone 11 smartphone sports already sports three cameras at the rear portion, with one camera functioning as the portrait lens. While this is a welcome addition to the iPhone camera technology, some tech enthusiasts felt quite underwhelmed with it because other handset makers have already introduced triple-lens camera setup a long, long time ago in their latest smartphone models. Some of the companies that already made triple rear camera phones are LG and Huawei.
It is believed that the iPhone 2020’s quadruple rear cameras will be similar to Huawei’s latest camera phone technology, with just a little advancements of its own. The extra camera lens can be used for more creative flexibility shots, while the other one will be in charge of ultra wide angle captures. Although, according to the latest rumors, the four camera setup will be included in only one iPhone 2020 model, just like what Apple did with the iPhone 11 brand. If ever this pans out, this will be yet another great technological innovation in photography.
The extra rear camera in the iPhone 12 model might also be used to capture more pixels so that the imaging software can automatically repair a picture or video to fit in a subject that have been removed accidentally from the first shot.
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The rumors are rife that Apple’s impending upgrade of the iPhone camera is to prepare for the much-awaited 3D imaging. This setup could be powerful enough to scan the surroundings and create a three-dimensional representation of the actual environment. This can be used in taking the gaming experience using our smartphones to the next level, thus giving us a more promising future for gaming.
The camera technology is said to be so advance that it can work at distances as far as 15 feet. This is made possible by the upgrade from the dot projector system which is currently being used in the Face ID authentication. Instead of a dot projector, the iPhone 2019 is expected to use laser technology to capture more comprehensive 3D image data. Who would have thought that our mobile phones now have the potential to do these things, while people usually just enjoy prank calling with their gadgets before?
With the mention of 3D imaging, people cannot help but speculate that the upcoming iPhone model could also highlight an augmented reality content creator. Still, all these rumors are not yet confirmed, at it is possible that these new features will be delayed until the next year.