Today Apple unveiled their first Dual-Rear camera setup iPhone 7 Plus in San Francisco. As the world waited for the new iPhone devices to launch, the hype was real. As you could see Apple touting their first ever dual camera module setup on the phablet iPhone.
But if you aren’t living under the rock for these past months, you might have noticed some other smartphones brands have also introduced the Dual-Rear camera setup. The list is long but we are concerned with the two of the latest handsets, LG V20 and Huawei P9.
Below you can see the difference between the dual camera setup technologies used on Apple iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20 and Huawei P9.
Hardware Camera Specs Comparison
Apple has today announced the dual rear camera setup on their phablet, iPhone 7 Plus smartphone. Where one lens is for capturing Wide-angle shots and a Telephoto lens for regular shots. The Wide-angle lens has an aperture of f/1.8 while the Telephoto lens has a f/2.8 aperture number. The company touts a 2X Optical Zoom, which is the result of combination of these dual lens setup. While the Digital Zoom then can be done up to 10X.
LG V20 has a Similar kind of setup where one module is for Wide angle shots, while other one is for regular shots. Though, there is a big difference in MegaPixel count between them. As the main camera is of 16MP sensor while 8MP is the second rear module. The wide angle lens has a 135 degree field of view, which allows it to capture wider shots than usual. Do make a note that 8MP module is the wide angle lens, but not the 16MP.
Huawei P9 on the other hand had completely different intentions to introduce dual-rear module on their flagship handset. Both the modules are of 12MP and sports a f/2.2 aperture lens which has a 1.25 micron pixel size. Note that here one lens is for capturing color information while the purpose of second lens is to capture monochrome details of the environment.
This hardware comparison of the camera specs of these three handsets should clear any confusion you had about how the new iPhone 7 Plus when compared with existing Dual-rear module handsets. LG and Apple uses similar setup of a wide-angle lens and one regular lens setup, while Huawei focuses on color reproduction part on their camera setup.