Citing reliable sources in the Chinese supply, reliable Japanese blog Mac Otakara said today that Apple’s iPhone lineup for 2019 includes a pair of new smartphones outfitted with three rear cameras, one featuring a 6.1-inch OLED display and the other outfitted with a 6.5-inch OLED panel.
These new models should be a bit thicker in order to accommodate a larger camera setup. Specifically, the 6.1-incher is said to have a 0.15mm thicker body than the current iPhone XS model and half a millimeter thinner camera protrusion on the back.
The 6.5-inch device should be 0.4mm thicker and have a 0.25mm thinner camera protrusion, resulting in an overall 0.2mm thickness increase over the current 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. The report also calls for features like bilateral wireless charging, a USB-C to Lightning cable and an 18-watt fast-charging USB-C power brick.
The story stands in contrast to prior reporting on the matter that called for a triple-lens setup on the lineup’s flagship model (a successor to the current 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max).
While the story would have you believe that 2019’s successor to the single-lens iPhone XR could gain a triple-lens setup, Mac Otakara states that these triple-lens phones will be brand new models released alongside updates to the current iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
Furthermore, according to smartphone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, the triple-camera setup won’t be exclusive to any one iPhone. He also wrote on Twitter that so-called “iPhone XI” and “iPhone XI Max” would rock a frosted glass back akin to Google’s Pixel smartphones.
If a recently leaked chassis (seen above) is anything to go by, a triple-lens iPhone will most likely arrange the three rear cameras (along with LED flash and a microphone) in a triangular configuration, resulting in a square camera bump.
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