According to reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup will feature “high-end” 8P lens arrays in the rear camera setup to enhance image quality. Taiwan-based lens company Largan will likely begin shipments of camera lenses expected for the upcoming iPhone from mid-July, according to a new research note obtai ed by MacRumors.
Camera module in iPhone 12
Compared to previous years, Largan’s estimated production time has been delayed by 4 to 6 weeks, which means that the peak shipments of iPhone lens modules will be between September to November. Whereas Apple usually receives the components in August-October. Although Kuo does not mention the reason for the delay in his note, it is most likely because of the current global health crisis.
It has not been specified what kind of ‘high-end’ lens will be used for the new iPhone. But, in a previous note, Kuo said that the 6.7-inch iPhone will also feature sensor-shift image stabilization and larger sensors that capture more light for more high-grade image quality.
It is widely anticipated that Apple will launch four iPhones in the upcoming line-up with 5.4-, 6.1-, and 6.7-inch models, according to some leaked images of dummy units. It is expected that at least one of the new models will have 5G connectivity. Furthermore, analysts suspect that the rear triple-camera system on the high-end iPhone 12 models will include a LiDAR scanner, OLED display, 5G and, 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate.
Previously, Ming-Chi Kuo has said he expects the 6.1 and 5.4-inch iPhones to go into mass production in September, while mass production on the larger 6.7-inch iPhone will be set back until October because of how complex its design is. And because Apple has to source the touch modules used in the device from other supply chain partners.