Apple has been using the same amount of megapixels for the front camera for a number of years. This year this would finally change, according to well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is adding a new 12-megapixel front camera to the iPhone 11. According to him, Apple opts for a triple camera.
All current iPhones have a 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera on the front. Apple will release three new iPhones this fall with a new 12-megapixel front camera. This will allow to take better photos and selfies with the 2019 iPhones. Apple this time also opts for a lens that consists of five elements instead of four. This may also cause the Face ID face recognition to work faster, even though Ming-Chi Kuo does not mention anything about it in his new report.
Apple will also use a new coating to hide the cameras. The new so-called “black lens-coating technology” ensures that the cameras stand out less in, for example, the edge of the screen. The front-facing cameras of the current models are already more difficult to see because of the black screen border, but with the new coating they would be completely invisible.
Furthermore, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that two of the three models will have a third camera on the back. In addition to the existing lens, a 12-megapixel “super-wide-angle lens” is added, or a wide-angle lens.
According to the source, this lens comes from Sony. The other two cameras also have a 12-megapixel resolution. According to Kuo, the successor to the iPhone XR will have a dual camera instead of the single lens in the current model.