2019 iPhone could bring hidden 12MP selfie cameras

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You’ll want this year’s iPhone for its cameras.
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Apple’s next-generation iPhone lineup could feature 12-megapixel front-facing cameras for even sharper selfies, according to one reliable analyst.

Apple is also expected to use a new coating that will hide the iPhone’s lenses behind its screen.

We’re expecting a big upgrade to the iPhone’s rear-facing camera this year. Recent reports have promised Apple will add a third lens for things like ultra-wide angle photography.

It won’t forget about the front-facing cameras, either. Trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects upgraded sensors that will be hidden away behind the iPhone’s screen.

Big camera upgrades for 2019 iPhone

“We forecast the camera upgrade will be one of the new 2H19 iPhone’s major selling points,” Kuo writes in a note to investors.

Kuo says all three flagship devices — successors to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR — will “likely upgrade to triple-camera and dual-camera, respectively.”

Sony is expected to supply the third lens, which, as expected, will be a “super-wide camera,” Kuo says.

Selfies won’t be forgotten

As for the front-facing camera, we can expect an upgraded 12-megapixel sensor with a CIS+5P lens, Kuo says. Apple’s most recent flagships ship with a 7-megapixel sensor and CIS+4P lens.

Apple is expected to hide all those cameras — front and back — behind “black lens-coating technologies” that will make them blend into the iPhone’s glass.

The same claims have previously been made by GF Securities analyst Jeff Pu.

Finally, Kuo predicts the new iPhone lineup will arrive during the second half of 2019, which is no surprise to Apple fans.

Via: MacRumors