During its a Q3 FY15 earnings call an analyst asked, “Do you have thoughts from dual camera adoption over the next one to two years and the impact from some of these operations?”
Kenichiro Yoshida (Chief Financial Officer of Sony Corporation) replied, “Well, for next year, our so-called dual lens – dual camera platform will be launched by, we believe, from major smartphone players. However, as I said previously, recently, our smartphone market is growing and particularly, our high-end smartphone market is now slowing down. So, that may impact the demand or production schedule of dual camera smartphones by the major smartphone manufacturers. So, we believe the real start, the takeoff of smartphone with dual lens camera will be in the year of 2017.”
It's believed that Apple is already testing dual-lens camera samples from Largan Technology and other companies. Apple uses image sensors from Sony and is expected to integrate technology from its LinX acquisition into the camera for the iPhone 7.
While it's a bit early for solid information on the iPhone 7, design details have already started to leak out.
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