Apple’s trend in the recent years has been to launch two flagship phones at once. This started with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, followed by last year’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Both phones are nearly identical in specs, save for their screen sizes, resolution, battery, and some camera features.
For example the “Plus” series tends to feature slightly better camera features, like optical image stabilization versus digital image stabilization. That being said, it seems that the distinction will remain with this year’s rumored iPhone 7 Plus. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he claims that this year’s iPhone 7 Plus will feature a dual-camera setup.
We have heard rumors of a dual-camera setup in the past, but it seemed unlikely until now, especially when you consider how accurate Kuo has been with his predictions in the past. According to Kuo, he goes on to claim that not all iPhone 7 Plus models might come with the feature either, and that Apple might only feature it in higher-end SKUs (like maybe the 128GB model, for example).
He also notes that this dual-camera system will use LinX’s imaging technology, which shouldn’t be surprising considering that Apple did acquire the company early last year. Other rumored camera features include 2-3x optical zoom. In any case it’s best taken with a grain of salt for now, but this is something that photography enthusiasts can potentially look forward to later this year.