Contrary to what previous reports and rumors claimed, it appears that Apple might go through with the idea of utilizing a dual camera setup for their iPhone 7 Plus variant in a much larger scale than previously expected. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple might have every iPhone 7 Plus variant sport the long rumored camera setup.
According to a report by 9to5Mac, the KGI Securities Apple analyst noted in a recent statement that Apple might be moving forward with its rumored dual camera setup not only on the previously reported premium variant of the iPhone 7 Plus but all variants of the device as well.
Additionally, Kuo mentioned that the iPhone 7 Plus might come with a 5.5-inch display. In order for the device to be able to keep up with the hardware power demand that the dual camera set up will require, the device might have upgraded memory. It was tipped that the device will sport 3GB of RAM, which is at least 1GB more than its predecessors.
Also, it is expected that with the move to include the dual camera setup in all iPhone 7 Plus variants, Sony and LGthe suppliers of the lenses of the devicewill still be able to meet the needs in time for a planned release.
“We estimate total shipments of iPhone dual-camera module from Sony (JP) and LG Innotek (KR-TW) at 20- 30mn units in 2016F, sufficient to cover demand from the new 5.5-inch iPhone,” Kuo said.
However, some of the rumored features of the new setup might not come with full support after all, such as the optical zoom one.
“Due to constraints of form factor design, we think optical zoom capability may be limited. Also, the result of Linx algorithm performance is uncertain. As such, we believe market response to the performance of iPhone dual-camera remains to be seen.”
The iPhone 7 series is expected to be unveiled later this year, should Apple follow its regular release pattern.