We are down to the final four days until Apple finally introduces its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets, but the leaks and rumors keep on coming and are even running amok to expose the possible specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7 rivals ahead of their debut.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a very credible reputation when it comes to leaking the features and specifications of Apple products ahead of their launch, is once again back with more details on what fans should expect from the standard iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus when they make their official appearances during the Cupertino giant’s media event.
Though Kuo once again iterated that consumers may not significantly feel the difference between the new line of iPhones compared to last year’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, MacRumors reports that the analyst still gave away new details about the devices.
To start off, the new iPhone 7 is slated to arrive with TSMC’s A10 chip, which unfortunately could be clocked at lower frequencies. However, this move is for a good cause, since this could prevent overheating and power consumption issues.
When it comes to the camera systems of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, the former will sport a standard version of the back camera found in its predecessor, while the latter is rumored to rock a dual-lens camera module that will possibly make the larger variant cost more than the 6s Plus when the latter debuted. The lenses of the module are said to be 12-megapixel, and one will cater to the wide-camera angle technology the device will offer.
In relation to the camera systems of the new iPhones, Kuo revealed that their rear camera flash could be upgraded with four LEDs and the possible addition of a new ambient light sensor. These upgrades would enable users to capture superb quality images.
In terms of the enhancements to their bodies, MacRumors has learned that Apple has enhanced the devices’ form factor by improving their IPX7 water resistance property. Now, users will not have to worry about accidentally dipping their handsets in water or accidentally spilling liquids on them.
Another new feature that the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will be sporting is the new audio amplifier that has been added to the handsets in lieu of putting a second speaker at the bottom now that the 3.5mm headphone jack is gone, as per a recent Apple Insider report.
Other upgrades fans can expect to see when the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus make their official debut include the wide color displays that are inspired by the wide color technology of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, a more pressure-sensitive Home button and improved proximity sensors.
Kuo’s revelations come a day after Apple Insider reported about leaked images of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus packaging that appear to confirm the rumored 256GB storage variant and the inclusion of bundled wireless earphones, called AirPods.
Meanwhile, a simple mistake by the Apple PR team has outed the inclusion of Beats by Dre headphones for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to the slew of new products the Cupertino giant is going to showcase during its Sept. 7 event.