Once again, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are announced to have a main photo sensor of 48 megapixels, against 12 megapixels today. It is the TrendForce firm that evokes it today.
A 48 megapixel photo sensor for the iPhone 14 Pro
Simply increasing the megapixel count of a smartphone camera while maintaining the same image sensor size results in smaller pixels, which allows less light to be captured and therefore lower quality photos in low light. As a solution, analyst Ming-Cho Kuo previously said that the iPhone 14 Pro will support both 48-megapixel photos and 12-megapixel photos. This will likely be done with a process known as pixel binning.
Some Android smartphones, such as Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, already use the pixel binning technique. This allows data from several smaller pixels to be merged into a “super-pixel” to improve low-light sensitivity. Thus, the iPhone 14 Pro should have 48 megapixel photos when the light conditions are good and 12 megapixels when they are not.
If rumors are to be believed, Apple will announce four iPhone 14s in 2022. There will be a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.7-inch “iPhone 14 Max”, and a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro. inches and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max.