The iPhone 13 comes into focus as a new leak has revealed suspected 3D renderings of its design. And there are two notable changes in these renderings: a smaller notch and a new diagonal camera layout.
The biggest potential surprise shows three cutouts for the front cameras, which is the reason for this leak to speculate that Apple may be offering dual front cameras. But is it likely?
As reported by MySmartPrice (via MacRumors), the new iPhone 13 displays the handset from multiple angles. The site says that the overall design will be very similar to the iPhone 12, complete with flat edge design and screens that almost go from edge to edge.
The dimensions of the iPhone 13 are tipped to be 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.6 mm, which is the same height and width of the iPhone 12, but slightly thicker. The iPhone 12 is 7.4 mm thick by comparison.
MySmartPrice says the three cutouts on the front of the iPhone 13 render are the “biggest surprise.” And that’s because all three carvings are located right next to each other; the usual placement is two cutouts to the left of the notch and the third is to the right of the earpiece.
In this design, the earpiece is placed over all three cameras. However, this does not mean that Apple will offer two front cameras. It may very well be the same setup of front camera, infrared camera and dot projector that was found on previous iPhones with Face ID.
These iPhone 13 renditions also reveal a minor overall notch, a design change that has been much reported on. Still, it would be a welcome change as it brings iPhone owners closer to an immersive full-screen experience.
What we have not seen before is the diagonal arrangement of the rear cameras for the iPhone 13, which would be a shift from the vertical design of the iPhone 12. Overall, there are still four cutouts, two for the cameras and another two for noise cancellation of microphone. So we would not expect a LiDAR sensor as it may be reserved for the iPhone 13 Pro lineup.
Last but not least, MySmartPrice says to expect more battery life out of the iPhone 13, thanks in part to new LTPO monitors. But again, this may be an exclusive to iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.