According to new rumors, the iPhone 14 Pro will be able to take more detailed images thanks to a significantly larger sensor.
A leaker has listed a slew of iPhone 14 Pro camera specs on Weibo. In line with other rumors read in recent weeks, Fishing 8 claims that the iPhone 14 Pro will come with a 48MP camera. Due to the increased megapixel count, the iPhone 14 Pro Wide Camera pixels will be smaller, presumably reaching 1.22µm. This is a reduction of 0.68µm compared to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
This sensor should be manufactured by Sony, like those of the “iPhone 13 Pro”. Despite the change in pixel size, the iPhone 14 Pro will likely feature the same Dual Pixel Autofocus (DPAF) system, marketed by Apple as the “Focus Pixels” of the iPhone 6, and the same capability video to record in 16:9 HDR up to 60 fps
The iPhone 14 Pro’s sensor is expected to be 1/1.3-inch in size, a 21.2% increase over the 1/1.65-inch wide camera sensor found on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. This increase in sensor size requires a larger lens to capture more light, leading to a significantly larger rear camera array than the iPhone 13 Pro. The 1/1.3-inch sensor size is the same as Samsung’s 50MP GN1 sensor, used in the Google Pixel 6.
Overall, the information suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro will deliver larger, higher-resolution images with better detail, but at the risk of low-light performance and more noise-prone images. In any case, even Ming-Chi Kuo said that the ‘iPhone 14 Pro “will elevate cell phone camera photography to a new level”.