Dual Camera Smartphones Expected to Inspire New ‘Killer Apps’

Spurred by industry leaders like Apple and Huawei, adoption of dual-camera or dual-lens smartphones is expected to grow significantly over the next few years. “We think the dual-cam rally is more about when than if,” Morgan Stanley analyst Jasmine Lu wrote in a recent research report.

Lu believes dual cameras will catch on due to their impressive image quality and for future capabilities like 3D object mapping and depth analysis, all of which have the potential to lead to “killer apps” from smartphone manufacturers and third-party developers.

“We believe dual-cam not only helps narrow the image quality gap with SLR cameras but also allows developers to design new killer apps by leveraging in-depth analysis/mapping for 3D objects,” Lu wrote. “We expect dual-cam to trigger a multiyear upgrade cycle for the optical industry.”

Rumors suggest Apple is working on a version of the iPhone 7 Plus that includes dual-lens camera technology

Read the entire article from MacRumors here: Dual Camera Smartphones Expected to Inspire New ‘Killer Apps’

 



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