Leak suggests iPhone 11 will get square triple camera design
Back in January, tipster @OnLeaks had leaked an iPhone 11 prototype showing off a square-ish triple camera hub. However, that ugly design was dismissed by another prototype featuring an aesthetically pleasing horizontally-stacked rear camera.
And now, leaked schematics of a purported iPhone 11 suggests that the triple-camera setup will indeed be housed in a square bump.
Here's everything to know.
iPhone 11 schematics match previous renders with square camera design
iPhone 11 to get Mate 20 Pro like triple rear-camera
As per renders, the iPhone 11's camera setup will be similar to Huawei Mate 20 Pro but is positioned rather oddly on the top-left corner.
Renders also show that the sensors will be asymmetrically arranged.
Of the three lenses, the middle one is positioned out of line with the other two while LED flash and microphone are oddly placed with respect to the sensors.
But, only iPhone 11 Max will get triple rear cameras
Separately, according to a WSJ report, Apple will launch three new iPhones in 2019 i.e. successors to the premium iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs models, and the lower-cost iPhone Xr.
The report also noted that the Cupertino giant will offer a triple camera setup on its most-premium model, possibly iPhone 11 Max whereas, the iPhone 11r and iPhone 11s will sport dual rear cameras.
Triple cameras to offer improved Portrait photography
We expect the triple camera setup to comprise a main RGB sensor, a telephoto sensor, and a Sony-made 3D Time-of-Flight sensor.
With this new Sony sensor, Apple can leverage 3D data to improve image processing and offer high-quality Portrait photography.
Moreover, the 3D sensor will also usher in new possibilities in the world of AR and VR gaming.
Meanwhile, iPhone 11 will also support reverse wireless charging
Meanwhile, according to Macotakara, iPhone 11 will support two-way wireless charging - a feature we've already seen on Galaxy S10 flagships and Huawei flagships.
The report notes that the next iPhone will be able to wirelessly charge devices like AirPods and Apple Watch.
Notably, the all new AirPods 2 also feature a wireless charging case, suggesting iPhone 11 would offer reverse wireless charging.