Huawei P30 Pro was one of the first Android devices to feature a periscope lens. The tech has existed for almost three years now in Android devices, and it looks like its iPhones turn now. Apple’s iPhones have also had great cameras, but one thing that kept them at bay (at least on paper) is their camera hardware. It looks like that’s finally going to change with the iPhones coming out in 2022.
Apple’s patent of periscope lens on iPhones has been accepted, which means iPhones in 2022 will feature this technology. This will allow devices to be able to “zoom” without losing quality.
iPhones with Periscope Lens: Will they be better?
If you’re wondering how periscope lenses work. Periscope lenses are usually enclosed in a tube where multiple lenses are present. For example, the see-through tubes in submarines help us watch what’s happening outside the water.
In scientific terms, this phenomenon is referred to as total internal reflection, where the light, after bouncing on a surface, reflects at an angle of 90°. A typical zoom lens reflects the light through multiple lenses, whereas a periscope lens uses TIA to give a better zoom ability.
Periscope lens could improve iPhone cameras by a huge margin. Considering how good the image processing capabilities of Apple’s Bionic SoCs are, the results could be fantastic if Apple does it right.
Either way, what do you think of this? Do you think iPhone periscope lenses are a big deal? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.