Apple could launch iPhone with triple rear cameras in 2019, says analyst

iPhone 2019 again rumoured to offer triple-lens camera – but do we need it?

iPhone X with Triple-Lens Rear Camera Rumored to Launch Next Year

Citing a research note from Yuanta Securities analyst Jeff Pu, the report claims that Apple is likely to launch a new iPhone model with a triple-lens rear camera in the second half of 2019.

Talking about the second model, the 2018 iPhone measuring 6.1-inch display is said to sport LCD display though is said to be smaller than the 6-inch model. Last month, the Economic News Daily reported that the Tim Cook-led company would release an iPhone with a triple-camera setup next year.

Could Apple be the next company to show us a phone with a tri-camera setup? Expect to see the competition ape Huawei, as Apple's next iPhone will most likely also ship with a third lens.

CNET has tested the Huawei P20 Pro's cameras and found that its third camera helps it zoom in further than other phones.

Now iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone 7 Plus have dual camera setup, which is used mostly for Bokay effects.

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Some reports also suggest that the triple iPhone will be the most expensive model to launch in 2019.

Bill Yu, general manager Middle East Multiple Country, Huawei, said, "Huawei P Series has always been a pioneer of smartphone photography and the Huawei P20 Pro is once again leading the way with the revolutionary Leica triple camera".

A separate leak says that the iPhone X Plus will pack a large 3300mAh battery which may mean the biggest battery on an iPhone ever, if this comes out to be true. The device includes a 40-megapixel lens, a 20-megapixel monochrome lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens for optical zoom up to 3x.

iPhones are known for their extra-ordinary cameras. iPhone X has already set benchmarks in the technology market by taking the first place in the best selling smartphones of 2018 for Q1 2018. Nothing else has been mentioned in the report and information about the other iPhone models are scarce at the moment.

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