Will the iPhone's main camera evolve to 48 megapixels with 14 Pro and 5x optical zoom with 15 Pro?
Regarding the main camera of 'iPhone 14 Pro', one of the next generation models of the iPhone series that is expected to appear in 2022, the camera sensor may be significantly enhanced from the current 13 Pro 12 megapixels to 48 megapixels Analysts expected that there would be. There is also information that the main camera will achieve up to 5x optical zoom in the iPhone 15 Pro, which is expected to appear in 2023.
iPhone 14 enters engineering validation stage as periscope camera reportedly destined for iPhone 15 ―― 9to5Mac
Exclusive | iPhone 14 A16 / A16 Pro Very Likely + Model Pricing and Differences
According to Jeff Pu of Haitong International Securities, which develops financial services, the main camera performance of the iPhone 14 Pro, which is expected to appear in 2022, has evolved to 48 megapixels and is equipped with the latest chip A16. It is expected that. It is said that the 'iPhone 14' series is in the EVT (engineering verification test) stage using a test machine at the time of article creation.
Also, by renowned Apple analyst Minchi Kuo , the iPhone 14 series low-end model and high-end model have two types of displays, 6.1 inch and 6.7 inch, and the iPhone 13 mini that appeared as 5.4 inch. It is expected that such a small model will not appear.
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TheiPhone 13 series , which appeared in September 2021, was equipped with a 12-megapixel wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle camera, but it is expected that the camera performance will be significantly renewed with the introduction of the next-generation model. ..
According to Mr. Kuo, the A16 Bionic, which is expected to appear as the next model of the A15 Bionic , will be installed only in the 'iPhone 14 Pro' and 'iPhone 14 Pro Max' of the iPhone 14 series, and the 'iPhone 14' and 'iPhone' There is a possibility that A15 will be diverted to '14 Max'.
Only two Pro models would upgrade to the A16 processor, while the 14 & 14 Max will remain the A15. All four new models will likely come with 6GB RAM, with the difference being LPDDR 5 (14 Pro & 14 Pro Max) vs. LPDDR 4X (14 & 14 Max). Https://t.co/tHcszIz6gX— Guo Ming-Chi Kuo (@mingchikuo) March 13, 2022
Regarding this, LeaksApplePro , who has leaked a lot of information on Apple products, said, 'Apple is busy developing the A16 and the second generation SoC'M2'developed independently, and Apple must prioritize either. I chose M2, and A16 is expected to be in short supply. Apple may make some changes to the existing A15, but I will call A15 A16 and install it in 'iPhone 14', and it will have the original function. The A16 that I had will be installed in the 'iPhone 14 Pro' as the 'A16 Pro'. '
In addition, Leaks Apple Pro predicts that the selling price of 'iPhone 14 Pro' is 1099 dollars (about 135,700 yen), which is higher than 999 dollars (Japanese selling price: 122,800 yen) of 'iPhone 13 Pro'. increase.
The iPhone 15 series, which is expected to follow the iPhone 14 series, is expected to be equipped with a new periscope lens as a camera lens. The lenses installed in the existing iPhone series are arranged horizontally as shown below, but when trying to perform deep zoom, it is necessary to secure the front and back length of the lens, so the camera bump seems to pop out to the back. You will have to take the design.
On the other hand, the periscope lens is a mechanism that refracts and captures light as follows. It is a structure like a submarine's periscope.
The periscope lens that seems to be installed in the iPhone is a mechanism that refracts light only once and captures it from the side as shown below. The lens can be adjusted to the width of the main body and placed much longer than before.
Pu expects Apple to add a periscope lens with up to 5x optical zoom to the iPhone 15 series in 2023.