Gorgeous iPhone 12 renders could spill new camera secrets

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Render shows iPhone 12 camera with three lenses
The basic iPhone 12 might have three camera lenses, just as the current iPhone Pro models do.
Photo: Pigtou/xleaks7

The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will jump from dual to triple camera lenses, if an unconfirmed report is correct. New renders supposedly showing other details this handset came to light as well.

If the basic 2020 iPhone gets a big camera upgrade, this would further blur the line between the iPhone 12 and the more expensive iPhone 12 Pro models. Previous leaks indicate that every iOS device coming this fall will have 5G and an OLED screen.

Basic iPhone 12 might get a pro-level camera

Both 2019’s iPhone 11 Pro models include triple camera lenses, while the 6.1-inch iPhone 11 has two. But a report from Pigtou, based on information from xleaks7, indicates the 6.1-inch version of the iPhone 12 will have three lenses.

The third lens, along with changes to the design that’ll make all the 2020 iPhones resemble scaled-down versions of the iPad Pro, appear in a video created by Pigtou.

A previous report pegged the price of this handset at $749. And Apple is supposedly prepping a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro that’ll be $999. Again, both are supposed to have OLED screens and 5G, so the sole significant difference between them would apparently be a LiDAR scanner in the pricier model. That raises questions about the validity of the latest rumor.

More iPhone 12 rumors

Several sources point to Apple prepping no less than four iOS handsets for autumn 2020. The top-of-the-line model will supposedly be a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max priced at $1,099. That’s a larger display than any predecessor.

Next will come the two 6.1-inch models. Then there’ll allegedly be a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 that’ll be $649. But this might not come out until early 2021.

All four of these could have OLED displays and 5G, though some sources say only the Pro models will get 5G. And Apple is expected to add LiDAR to the Pro series as part of a growing emphasis on augmented reality.