Apple is likely to launch a new iPhone model with a triple camera configuration in the second half of next year, according to a Taipei Times report, citing a research note by analyst Jeff Pu of Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting. This would be the first time that Apple will launch an iPhone with three cameras in the back. The Huawei P20 Pro is the world's first smartphone with a triple camera configuration from the Leica brand, which has a 40-megapixel RGB sensor, a 20-megapixel monochromatic snapper and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens.
The report actually focuses on Largan, a popular Taiwanese lens manufacturer. Given that Apple is one of Largan's customers, it is natural to expect that the lens manufacturer's revenue will skyrocket if the Cupertino company presents a smartphone with a triple-lens camera in the next two years. The report also states that Huawei is developing a low-end model of the P20 Pro with three cameras on the back, although the release date has not been clarified.
This is not the first time we heard that Apple wants to launch an iPhone with three cameras in the back. Last month, the Economic News Daily reported that the company led by Tim Cook would launch an iPhone with a triple camera configuration next year. The report says that the iPhone 2019 will have three 12MP 6P lenses with up to 5X zoom.