Apple logo is seen inside the Apple Store in Palo Alto
Apple logo is seen inside the Apple Store in Palo AltoREUTERS/Stephen Lam

So much has been written about Apple's upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed as the iPhone 7 though it is months away before hitting the stores. It was reported that the upcoming device would house a dual-camera, but it has now emerged that it may be seen only in the 5.5-inch variant.

Apple is expected to launch two variants, a 4.7-inch model called iPhone 7 and a 5.5-inch model called iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 Pro. The devices are expected to be released in September this year, by the time the iPhone 6s completes a year cycle in the market.

Surprisingly, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said in a research note that the much talked-about dual camera will be seen exclusively in the 5.5-inch variant or the iPhone 7 Plus, according to MacRumors. Kuo had said earlier that the iPhone 7 Plus would have both single and dual-camera models, but there was no mention of whether the smaller variant of the iPhone will have the same. 

There were also rumours that the iPhone 6s successor might have a camera that is capable of taking pictures of DSLR quality. The Cupertino giant bought LinX Computational Imaging, an Israeli company known for its camera technology, for $20 million, which sparked speculations that the technology could be used in its next-generation device.

Apple is tight-lipped on its upcoming device and is very unlikely to reveal any detail, but leaks have claimed that it would be seen without the iconic Home button and antenna band. It is also expected to do away with the 3.5mm headphone jack and replace it with a lightning jack. It is also expected to be powered by an A10 chip, and come packed with a 2GB/3GB RAM.

DigiTimes has reported citing Ming-Chi Kuo's note to investors that Apple is planning to make its upcoming iPhone, possibly the iPhone 7, between 6.0 and 6.5 mm thick, which is 0.6 mm smaller than the iPhone 6s.