As we head near September, more and more information is emerging online about the Apple iPhone 2019 lineup. The latest information comes from Apple tipster and former KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo who shed some light on the camera sensors the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning to use in their upcoming iPhone.
Kuo said that Apple will upgrade the front camera to a 12-megapixel sensor from the current 7-megapixel sensor, according to a report from 9to5Mac. He claims that compared to the existing4-element lens, the camera will also improve to a5-element lens component. He also said this camera bump will be used on all three 2019 iPhones— including the successor to the 2018 iPhone’s cheapest, iPhone XR.
Speaking of the triple camera setup, Kuo said Apple would add a “brand new super – wide 12-megapixel lens.” The ultra – wide lens is supposed to be manufactured exclusively by Sony with a 12MP/1um sensor.
In his note, Kuo also revealed that the much-rumored triple rear camera setup— including a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, and Sony’s 12-megapixel super-wide-angle lens — of the upcoming iPhones will be just part of two of the 2019 iPhones— the 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones. It is said that the 6.1-inch iPhone comes with a dual camera setup.
For design, Kuo said that for both the rear super – wide – angle lens and the front camera lens, Apple will adopt “black lens – coating technologies,” which will make the lenses look “inconspicuous.”
“We anticipate the camera upgrade will be one of the major selling points of the new 2H19 iPhone. Critical spec upgrades are as follows. (1) Rear cameras of 6.5-inch OLED, 5.8-inch OLED and 6.1-inch LCD are likely to upgrade to triple – camera and dual – camera respectively. A super – wide camera will be newly adopted by a triple – camera system equipped with the 12MP/1um CIS provided exclusively by a double – camera camera.