One of the iPhone models coming in 2019 is said to include a triple camera setup out the back, highlighting the handset’s potential for long-exposure shots and nighttime photography.
Thankfully, camera performance in smartphones has been improving over the years, independent of how many cameras there might be installed. Still, adding more options isn’t a bad thing (in most cases), with the improvements easy to catch. The jump to a dual camera setup in the iPhone lineup made the Plus models standout in their own ways, especially tied to new features baked into the systems.
According to a new rumor published Monday by Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News, at least one of the iPhones Apple is planning to release in 2019 is thought to come outfitted with a 6P lens featuring 5x zoom without specifying whether it be optical or digital zoom.
Apple would not be the first phone maker to follow this three camera lens theory if this rumor does indeed prove to be accurate. Huawei already ships the P20 Pro with a three lens configuration, including a massive 40-megapixel primary shooter. The other two lenses are 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel offerings, with the latter being a telephoto lens with a 3x optical zoom.
There are, of course, plenty of advantages to going with a three lens setup, with the Huawei device apparently proving to be capable of taking photos that are better looking to those on the Galaxy S9, Pixel 2 and iPhone X.
Unfortunately, that’s all there is to go on at this point. At this point, there’s no mention of whether or not this will be a feature that Apple will tie to a specific model, either, but the safe bet is that we won’t see it on whatever “standard” iPhone model that exists in 2019.