LG was the first smartphone OEM to come in with a dual-lens camera module on its 2016 flagship. Ever since Huawei has followed suit with a dual-lens Leica inspired rear camera that has been hailed by many as one of the best in the smartphone industry.
The story doesn’t end there, though, as rumors have been rife that both Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will reportedly pack dual-camera modules when they are made available to the public. There is nothing that can be confirmed regarding these reports, but based on the numerous leaks that have been doing rounds, it is possible that Apple might indeed launch an iPhone 7 Plus with a dual-lens camera setup.
According to a new report surfacing from Korea, it seems Chinese firms Xiaomi and LeEco are busy sourcing dual cameras modules from Samsung. This could mean that these two smartphone manufacturers are lining up smartphones with support for this camera module. Apparently, the South Korean tech giant is expected to commence the supplies this coming month of July.
At the moment, Samsung is already responsible for the supply of single-camera modules to Xiaomi – the fifth leading seller of smartphones in the world. The Chinese OEM has been surprising the smartphone market with a bunch of smartphones that pack flagship specs but are sold at mid-range prices. However, Xiaomi is not the only Chinese company to take down this route in a bid to entice new buyers. Players such as Oppo, OnePlus, Vivo and many others are doing this as they look to outwit the likes of Samsung and Apple.
If the latest word on the street is to be believed, a new Xiaomi Mi5 S is in the making, a phone that will reportedly carry this dual camera module on its back.
Other than LeEco and Xiaomi, Samsung is also expected to make the same deliveries to Oppo, another Chinese OEM that is taking the smartphone world by storm thanks to its premium, but cheaply-priced handsets. Since this is still unconfirmed, it is better to take the news with a pinch of salt, probably until an official confirmation comes from Samsung, which is highly unlikely since the Korean company never confirms its vendors.