OnLeaks has shared a render that gives us our very first look at Apple's next smartphone - the iPhone XI 2019. The three rear cameras are positioned in a squircle manner in the top left corner of the back cover. We have no sure way of knowing which of the upcoming phones is shown in the renders, but with such a drastic change in the camera setup, it's probably the top-of-the-line model.
What's unclear is exactly what extra features we'll get from having an extra camera grafted onto the back of the phone. Up there is a LED flash and a microphone on the bottom. It would have been fine until there, but Apple seems to have chose to put an LED flash on top of the third camera and a microphone below it.
Before you start panicking looking at this unlike-Apple design, OnLeaks claims the 2019 iPhones are still in Engineering Validation Test (EVT) and a lot could change between now and September. The flash is aligned with the third sensor, but seems to have no spatial relationship to anything: it's off the center of the curve of the camera patch.
It is thought that the unusual alignment might have something to do with apple adopting a 3D camera sensor for its next phone.
It is not the first time we have heard that the 2019 iPhones could have three cameras, since some previous reports stated that the company could add a third camera with 3D ToF technology in the 2019 iPhones. The effect this will have on the 2019 iPhones remains to be seen. It still remains to be seen. The image shows only the rear of the device but it is a big reveal nonetheless. There's no doubt the iPhone XI will support wireless charging and have aluminium core - even if it is for the premium models.