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iPhone 7 Plus Dual-Camera Concept [Video]

The larger iPhone 7 Plus might sport a beefier dual-camera setup when compared to the iPhone 7, claim sources that are familiar with the supply chain. A recent patent has also strengthened the rumor that Apple might employ an entirely new camera concept in the next generation of the iPhone, coming this fall. Here’s a video that tries to make visual sense of the rumors and elaborate on the features of such a dual-camera system.

According to reports by 9to5mac, the iPhone 7 Plus is likely to feature a new dual-camera system that will result in better photos and offer 2-3x optical zoom. Additional image data from the secondary camera is combined algorithmically and compiled into a single image with lower noise and higher detail levels. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo finds that it is likely that Apple will only include the superior camera system with the bigger iPhone 7 Plus.

Record videos and take photos at the same time in split-screen

The patent used for creating the concept in the video above (by Matt Gonzales of MacRumors) describes a typical wide angle lens as it has been used in the iPhone since a few generations. Additionally, a tele lens is employed. Combining both would enable users to shoot a video and take pictures focusing different parts of the frame at the same time. The secondary lens is able to zoom optically and render overall sharper imagery via the longer focal length. A split-screen interface might tie everything together in the Camera app.

While this innovation is not yet confirmed to be part of the iPhone 7 Plus, the concept video certainly turns the idea into something more tangible and imaginable. We’ll have to wait until fall 2016 to get more official details on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.