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Purported renders of the iPhone XI reveal three rear cameras and square camera bump

By Cookie Monster - on 7 Jan 2019, 12:00am

Purported renders of the iPhone XI reveal three rear cameras and square camera bump

Image source: Digit.in and @OnLeaks

Apple could be using a triple-camera system on the 2019 iPhone XI. 

Reliable tipster @OnLeaks, in partnership with Digit.in, published purported renders of the 2019 iPhone XI which show three rear cameras and a square camera bump. The alignment appears to be non-linear with two camera modules lined up vertically while the third camera module placed between the two. An LED flash is located at the top right corner of the camera bump. 

As the 2019 iPhones are currently in Engineering Validation Test (EVT), @OnLeaks believes there could be changes to the design and features. He also said Apple will launch three new iPhone models; one low-end model to succeed the iPhone XR and two higher-end models to succeed the iPhone XS and XS Max. 

Bloomberg reported last week that Sony is boosting production of the next generation 3D sensors after several handset makers including Apple have indicated their interest in the technology. Rumors of an iPhone with a triple-camera system surfaced in April 2018 with the Taiwan's Economic Daily News claiming at least one new iPhone in 2019 would have a triple-camera system. 

 Yuanta Securities analyst Jeff Pu released a research note in May 2018 stating that Apple is likely to launch the iPhone with a triple-camera system in the second half of 2019. Other market analysts also told The Investor that more phones with triple-camera systems will be rolling out this year. This is said to include the iPhone. 

Image source: Digit.in and @OnLeaks

Will an iPhone with triple-camera system help Apple sell more iPhones this year? Only time will tell. 

Source: Digit.in and @OnLeaks