Unique Sensor Options
Most modern dual-lens smartphones sport different camera sensors. A standard sensor and a telescopic sensor is a common pair, seen on devices across the spectrum — including Apple’s recent iPhones. But a third lens brings even more possibilities.
For example, some current smartphones (like Huawei’s triple-lens devices) sport a monochrome camera sensor. Monochrome sensors have long been known to vastly improve the sharpness and clarity of images. Adding it to a standard and telescopic lens setup is a great mix.
Apple could also add a wide-angle lens into the mix. While likely more useful for selfies, a wide-angle sensor would allow iPhone users to “fit” more of a scene into a particular image. That could have benefits for AR, too.