The hype train for the iPhone 11 has started, so we’ve been hearing leaks left, right and center, each with more outlandish features than the last – but it looks like the upcoming handset could simply be a minuscule upgrade over the iPhone XS, rather than a revolutionary new device.
In a note from analysts Mizuho Securities, shared with AppleInsider, the experts share what they know and suspect about the new iPhone 11, and it feels a lot like the spec list for the iPhone X or XS.
In addition, it looks like the phones won’t have radical new internals, as the analysts think the iPhone 11 chipset will be a negligible improvement over the A12 Bionic in the iPhone XS.
The only ‘major’ difference the note mentions is an improved rear-camera setup, so it looks like the iPhone 11 camera will consist of a three-sensor array, which is one more than the XS.
This sounds impressive until you remember that even budget phones like the Huawei P30 Lite have three-camera setups, and mid-range handsets like the Honor 20 Pro have four, so Apple is desperately playing catch-up in this regard.
Concluding the note, Mizuho Securities states “we expect the 2019 models to lack novelty”, which is saying a lot given that the iPhone XS was barely an upgrade over 2017’s iPhone X.
We’ll know more about the new iPhone 11 in September when we expect it to launch – hopefully it will be a more interesting device than the note suggests, because if this leak is correct, the new iPhone could be a seriously disappointing phone.
Stay tuned to TechRadar for more news on the upcoming Apple phones and, eventually, reviews and impressions when we get to see them.