Apple tipped to release three-camera 'iPhone XI' in 2019

This may be the new 2019 iPhone Xi

This may be the new 2019 iPhone Xi

The leak comes courtesy of Steve Hemmerstoffer, known as OnLeaks, and shows a device with what appears to be a triple rear-facing camera setup. The new iPhones are expected to take the leaf out of the Huawei's book as far as the rear placement of the cameras are concerned.

Apple already uses a ToF proximity sensor in the TrueDepth camera unit launched with the iPhone X, which helps with the company's Face ID technology. Though different, some might find the arrangement of the three cameras and the LED flash little odd. One of the very trusted leakster Onleaks has leaked the first look of the alleged iPhone XI, yes that is what it calls the iPhone, so we assume that is also what Apple might call the upcoming iPhones.

The published images reveal a square camera module that contains three cameras. "Above that is an LED flash and a microphone on the bottom".

It was also revealed that Apple will launch three iPhones this year just like it did last year.

We heard first of a TOF lens in Oppo R17 Pro past year, but the technology seemed ahead of its time.

OnLeaks notes the 2019 iPhones are still in Engineering Validation Test (EVT) stage, and the design may change before it's inevitable launch in September 2019. Digit speculates that the third lens will be for a 3D time-of-flight camera, the sort of thing that could give you 3D scans of objects. Whether Touch ID returns through a sensor in the display is one of the most exciting question about the new iPhone. That said, it remains to be seen if the iPhone XR - which reportedly isn't selling as briskly as Apple anticipated - will prompt Apple to adjust its iPhone naming or pricing scheme. There's no doubt the iPhone XI will support wireless charging and have aluminium core - even if it is for the premium models.

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