The 2019 iPhone XR gains an extra camera on the rear
Like the iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max that leaked a few weeks ago, the 2019 iPhone XR adopts a large square-shaped camera module over on the rear. This marks a pretty big change in direction for the device – last year’s iPhone XR includes just one small camera in the top-left corner – but it does better align the smartphone’s look with those of Apple’s upcoming premium offerings.
Occupying the extra camera space, as previous rumored, is an extra camera. According to reports, Apple’s 2019 budget flagship will borrow its sensors from the more expensive models. This means the primary camera should boasts a 12-megapixel resolution once again, while the second camera is rumored to introduce a 2x telephoto zoom lens into the mix.
Zero changes have been made to the front
Turning the phone over and taking a look at the front, there’s no need to be alarmed if you can’t notice any differences. That’s because the 2019 iPhone XR adopts the same 6.1-inch LCD display found on the current-gen model. No efforts have been made to slim down the bezels and the notch on this particular iPhone hasn’t been modified either.
Moving away from the front and over to the sides, the 2019 iPhone XR maintains the aluminum frame found on last year’s model. Presumably, this choice is a combination of cost-cutting measures on Apple’s part and the need to differentiate the model from premium offerings – the iPhone XI lineup features a stainless steel frame. Another noticeable difference versus the premium alternatives is the mute switch, which in this case hasn’t been redesigned and looks just like the one found on Apple’s current models.
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