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Another Possible Triple-Lens Camera Design in 2019 iPhone Shown Off in Renderings

Multiple rumors have suggested at least one of the 2019 iPhone models will feature a triple-lens camera design, but smartphone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka OnLeaks) believes Apple is still finalizing just what the triple-lens design will look like.

Earlier this month, Hemmerstoffer shared one possible prototype design featuring a square-shaped camera layout, and today, he's teamed up with Indian site CompareRaja to show us another design that Apple is allegedly working on.


The new renders feature an iPhone with a slimmed down notch for the front-facing camera and TrueDepth system, along with a triple-lens rear camera positioned in the center of the device.

The camera features three lenses in a horizontal arrangement, with a flash located around the middle of the three lenses. A microphone is located below, while the volume buttons are on the left side of the device and the power button is on the right, in line with current devices.


According to Hemmerstoffer and CompareRaja, this set of renderings, along with the previous set that featured a larger square-shaped camera layout are both "100% legit prototypes."

The three iPhones planned for 2019 are "still in the EVT stage," aka the Engineering Validation Test, with Apple allegedly having yet to decide on a design. The site suggests either both leaked prototypes will be used and marketed as different models, or one of the leaked prototypes will be axed.


Current rumors sourced from The Wall Street Journal suggest only one iPhone will feature a triple-lens camera setup - the next-generation iPhone XS Max. The next-generation iPhone XS and the next-generation iPhone XR will continue to use dual-lens cameras, with Apple reserving the triple-lens setup for its highest-end device.

It's not clear if these renderings are accurate depictions of the iPhone design Apple might use in 2019, nor do we know if Apple is still attempting to decide on a final look, but Hemmerstoffer has a track record of sourcing accurate information from Apple's supply chain.

At this point in time, no other source has commented on the triple-lens camera layout Apple might use, so we'll need to wait for further leaks to get a clearer picture of how Apple plans to implement a three-lens design.

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14 weeks ago
This looks a little better than the last rumor, at least.
Rating: 23 Votes
14 weeks ago
Needs a bigger notch and a new proprietary connector.
Rating: 14 Votes
14 weeks ago
I prefer the omni-camera approach...


Rating: 11 Votes
14 weeks ago
This looks much better than the quad camera/flash abortion that was shown the other day.
Rating: 10 Votes
14 weeks ago
nice android device
Rating: 7 Votes
14 weeks ago
Maybe im the only one... but... i dont really care what the back of my phone looks like.
Rating: 6 Votes
14 weeks ago
This looks much better.

Apple, please put the square design concept in a red circle with a diagonal red line through it.
Rating: 6 Votes
14 weeks ago
This year spec war:
5G > Triple Lens
Rating: 6 Votes
14 weeks ago
I have yet to meet someone that upgrades because of a camera...

5G, faster processor, better battery life please.
Rating: 5 Votes
14 weeks ago
Definitely better than the last one I saw, but to be honest - it really doesn't make a ton of difference to me what the back of the phone looks like. Maybe even the whole phone considering we are moving to just a slab of all-screen glass. I care much more about software and silicon moving forward than I do about design.
Rating: 4 Votes

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