Kuo: iPhone 14 with 48-megapixel camera, and more in 2023

Even trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the next iPhone will have a 48-megapixel camera, while the first model with a periscope lens will arrive in 2024.

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In a research note sent to investors at TF International Securities, Kuo says iPhone camera upgrades over the next two years will help increase the manufacturer’s market share, revenue and profits. Taiwanese Largan Precision.

In detail, the iPhone 14 is expected to come equipped with a 48-megapixel camera, probably only in the two Pro models, with 8K video recording also perfect for viewing on the AR / VR viewer that Apple is expected to launch in 2022.

This could be achieved through a process called Pixel binning, which would allow iPhone 14 Pro models to take high-resolution 48-megapixel photos in bright conditions and 12-megapixel photos in low-light conditions, ensuring better quality. A similar solution has been used by Samsung with its Galaxy S21 Ultra.

The iPhones planned for 2023 should instead offer a periscope lens and, therefore, also a significantly improved optical zoom. The periscope is a tube with two 45 degree objectives mounted at both ends: you are looking at one and you can see the image reflected from the other end. A periscope lens uses the same principle, but with a single mirror, to bend light 90 degrees. On the left is a classic zoom, which requires all the elements to adapt to the depth of the smartphone (in addition to a small protrusion like on the iPhone). To the right there is a periscope lens, which allows the lens length to be significantly increased, since the depth of the phone would no longer be an issue.

Regarding the iPhone 14, Apple plans to launch two A16 Bionic processors, both with a 6-core architecture, but differentiated according to the number of graphics cores. We are also expected to support dual-band 5G and the next generation LPDDR5, WiFi 6E and other tech specs which will use TSMC’s 4nm process.

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