With the iPhone 8 release right around the corner we look at what we know about the phone's new camera


With the release of the new iPhone 8 rumoured to be occurring in the month of September, we have decided to look at what the phone’s new camera will be able to do should you pick up the latest iteration.

Like on the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 8 will house a dual-lens camera system according to KGI Securities, however, it’s unclear as to whether or not this will be across the range or specifically for certain models. One change that was mentioned is that the two lenses (wide-angle and telephoto) will feature optical image stabilisation. This is currently only used in the wide-angle lens features on OIS. As the name suggests, this will help clarify images particularly in low light when blur could creep in.

The camera is also believed to incorporate a “revolutionary” front camera that features 3D-sensing capabilities, according to analysts. This will allow the camera to determine depth and breadth of objects and their locations in a 3D environment. This would lead the way for augmented reality applications, similar to that of PokemonGo.

Any fans of handheld filming will enjoy the level of depth and also the versatility that the 3D tech will feature, giving videos and images a more layered feel to them.

In a report by Bloomberg, there were claims that Apple was working on AR features for the iPhone, citing “people with knowledge of the company’s plans”. The report explains how the American firm has “built a team combining the strengths of its hardware and software veterans with the expertise of talented outsiders”.

“One of the features Apple is exploring is the ability to take a picture and then change the depth of the photograph or the depth of specific objects in the picture later; another would isolate an object in the image, such as a person’s head, and allow it to be tilted 180 degrees,” the report detailed. “A different feature in development would use augmented reality to place virtual effects and objects on a person, much the way Snapchat works.

It continued: “The iPhone camera features would probably rely on a technology known as depth sensing and use algorithms created by PrimeSense, an Israeli company acquired in 2013. Apple may choose to not roll out these features, but such additions are an up-and-coming trend in the phone business.”

For more information on the iPhone 8 check out Trusted Reviews for an in-depth report of what we can expect.