Apple iPhone 7 Plus, To Have Dual-Lens Camera Like LG G5 and Huawei P9?

More rumors and purported insider information about the 2016 refresh to the Apple iPhone phablet are now starting to surface online.

Last February, I showed you a creative render of the Apple iPhone 7's design based on descriptions by Apple fans and self-proclaimed 'evangelists' of the Cupertino company's products.

Today, I'm sharing an interesting update about the Apple iPhone 7 Plus' imaging capabilities courtesy of respected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and serial leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks on Twitter).

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According to 9to5Mac (source), Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple’s next-generation 5.5-inch iPhone, which some are already calling the 'Apple iPhone 7 Plus', will feature a dual optics camera module.

To quote the analyst, "Dual-camera [has become] a must-have feature for high-end [smartphones]. The initial market response to Huawei’s (CN) new flagship dual-camera model, P9, has been better than expected, and we estimate shipments may reach 10 million units in 2016. In our view, more high-end smartphones will adopt this feature going forward. And, in order to maintain its leading position in the high-end market, we expect Apple will fully adopt dual-camera on the new 5.5-inch iPhone in 2016."

Apart from Huawei P9, the recently launched LG G5 is another flagship level smartphone flaunting a dual optics rear camera set-up. Obviously, it remains seen to be whether the rumored shooter on the iPhone 7 Plus will work anything like the camera on either of those models.

Huawei P9 has two camera sensors at the back both have 12 MegaPixel resolution. They also have the same size of 27mm and have similar f/2.2 aperture. One takes shots in RGB or in color. The other snaps photos in monochrome or greyscale/black-and-white. This set-up is aimed at delivering greater detail and more appealing contrast in every shot.

On the other hand, LG G5 also has two optics at its rear: A 16 MegaPixel shooter with f/1.8 aperture plus a standard 78-degree lens and another with an 8 MegaPixels sensor, f/2.4 aperture, plus a 135-degree wide angle lens, the widest available in any smartphone. The 135-degree lens on the LG G5 offers a viewing angle that is approximately 1.7 times wider than those of any other existing smartphone cameras and is 15 degrees wider than the human eye’s field of view. The wide angle lens makes it easier for users to capture more landscape area, taller buildings or larger groups without having to position oneself farther from the subject.

Meawhile, last May 11, Steve Hemmerstoffer tweeted what he claims to be 'CAD renders of the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus' that appear to reinforce speculations that the phablet version will indeed have a Dual Camera module at the back.

As always, let me wrap this up by saying that we'd all do well to take these leaked information and images with a grain of salt. While some may look anf sound convincing, we should keep in mind that unless these details came directly from Apple, there's a chance that they could be false and misleading.