According to reports from a Chinese supply chain, the next iPhone which Apple will release as the successor of the iPhone XR will come with one of the key features of the iPhone XS and XS Max, the 2x optical zoom.
Unfortunately, we do not yet have much information on the camera setup the next iPhone XR will feature. However, it is believed that the upcoming iPhone will not with any major upgrades. The camera on the phone will still be a 2x optical zoom achieved by a dual-camera setup and there are huge chances that it will be the same as the one currently on the iPhone XS and XS Max – 12MP primary camera paired with a 12MP telephoto lens.
It only makes sense as Apple will re-use the sensors that it already has available in stock so as to keep the costs of the iPhone as low as possible. However, the selfie camera on the iPhone will get a significant upgrade. The iPhone will come with a 12MP sensor instead of the 7MP shooter which it currently has.
The iPhone XS sports a dual camera setup on its rear including a 12 MP wide-angle camera (f/1.8, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF) and a 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom). The iPhone XS Max also features a dual camera setup including 12 MP wide-angle camera (f/1.8, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF) and a 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom).
Of course, nothing is solid as there’s still a long way to go until Apple announces the next generation of iPhones. However, it sounds pretty plausible and the source of the information is a fairly reliable one as well.
So what do you think of this upgrade? Is it enough to make you want to purchase the upcoming iPhone? Share your thoughts in the comments below.