Citing unverified information obtained via Chinese social media site Weibo, MacRumors claims that this year’s flagship “iPhone 14” Pro models will feature a 48-megapixel camera with a significantly larger sensor.
Earlier reports have also suggested we’ll see increased megapixel counts in the updated iPhone 14 camera and the Pro model’s wide camera will be smaller, allegedly measuring in at 1.22µm. This will mean a reduction of 0.68µm compared to the current iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max devices.
According to today’s report, the iPhone 14’s camera sensor will be a Sony unit, similar to that of the iPhone 13 Pro. However, it will measure 1/1.3-inch, which is a 21.2% increase over the 1/1.65-inch sensor in the wide camera of the iPhone 13 series.
Despite the change in pixel size, the iPhone 14 Pro will allegedly feature the same Dual Pixel Autofocus (DPAF) system, marketed by Apple as “Focus Pixels,” that the iPhone has offered since the iPhone 6 in 2014, and the same capability to record 16:9 HDR video at up to 60 fps.
The 1/1.3-inch sensor size is the same as Samsung’s 50MP GN1 sensor, which is used in the Google Pixel 6.
If these details hold true, the iPhone 14 Pro models will deliver larger, higher-resolution images with much finer detail than current-generation iPhones.