If we remember, Apple took over the LinX company with the aim of improving iPhone cameras in the future. Today we can see thanks to CNET how a camera with a dual lens from the competition would work, to get an idea of how this system would be if finally the iPhone 7 Plus incorporated it. This technology is possible from about 2014, but it was not possible to get a massive supply of components until quite recently.
The first thing we can observe is thanks to the two sensors, we can get a much bigger and better quality zoom in on the images than we can do today on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which is only achieved through digital interpolation. According to Sony’s CFO, 2017 will be the year of cameras with a dual lens system.
Another great improvement that this system would bring is that of an improvement in performance over low light conditions . This is related to a patent that Apple published in January, showing the possibilities of LinX technology, such as simultaneous wide-angle and TV video shots.
If the rumors do not fail, the first to bring the dual camera will be the iPhone 7 Plus, leaving the iPhone 7 without this functionality. This would be due to the lack of space, crucial in a device of this size, as these cameras would take up quite a lot of space. Surely in future evolutions of the iPhone, Apple will manage to miniaturize the components of the dual camera system to incorporate it into the 4.7 inch model.
On the other hand, could be the camera the definitive element that differentiates the iPhone X and iPhone X Plus from now on , as it has been happening until now, where only the Plus is the one that carries the optical image stabilizer, being relegated a stabilizer by software to the 4.7 inch iPhone.