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iPhone 2019 again rumoured to offer triple-lens camera – but do we need it?

Apple is once again rumoured to be working on a triple-lens camera for the 2019 iPhone handsets.

Following up on reports last month, the Taipei Times brings similar word from Yuanta Securities analyst Jeff Pu.

Should Apple move in that direction, it would follow in the footsteps of the new Huawei P20 Pro, which was the first mainstream smartphone to boast three rear-facing cameras.

There are no additional details in today’s report (via MacRumors), so its difficult to say whether the analyst is basing his prediction on new information.

The class of 2019?

Last month the Economic Daily News in China suggested there’d be a 6P lens design with at least one 12-megapixel headline with a 5x zoom.

If the triple-lens iPhone does arrive next year, it’s already have some stiff competition.

The Huawei model delivered an impressive 40-megapixel primary camera with a 20-megapixel monochrome lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens.

Related: iPhone X review

In our recent review we described the P20 Pro as a photographer’s dream and placed the cameras above the Galaxy S9 Plus.

Reviewer Josh Levenson wrote: “It’s a lot more reliable in low-light environments, and the images it produces in well-lit conditions are second to none. And the same, once again, can be said for the front-facing camera – which is clear and crisp for the most part.”

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