The only difference is that, instead of a third sensor, there’s a single flash with a microphone hole on top of it. According to these renders — which Hemmerstoffer claim are very real and definitive — the new XR will have two cameras instead of the current single sensor.
This dual-camera setup will probably incorporate two 12 megapixel sensors with wide angles and telephoto lenses with 2x optical zoom.
The (apparently highly successful) formula in 2018 was to take the flagship iPhone spec, then make a couple of key compromises to keep the price down while maintaining largely the same overall package.
For the original iPhone XR that meant keeping most elements of the iPhone XS, but replacing the state-of-the-art 5.8in OLED screen with a more basic 6.1in LCD panel – yes, that’s a larger screen, but OLED offers blacker blacks and overall far superior colour reproduction – and dropping from a dual- to a single-lens camera on the rear.