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Apple may be planning an incredible camera upgrade for the iPhone 14. Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors (via Apple Insider) that the company’s 2022 flagship iPhones will feature a massive 1/1.3″ 48-megapixel CMOS wide-angle camera sensor.
A sensor capable of capturing such high-resolution images could mean an iPhone with Samsung Galaxy-like digital “Super Zoom” capabilities, incredibly detailed shots like never-before-seen on an iPhone, improved light-gathering, and even 8K video.
The main wide-angle camera is expected to receive this upgrade first, with the telephoto lens and ultra-wide lenses gaining upgrades in later model years.
Kuo goes on to note the CIS pixel size of the new iPhones would increase to “about 2.5um, which is significantly larger than the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, and larger than existing Android phones, and close to the DSC level.”
As mentioned previously, 8K video recording is expected to be on board, improving over the current iPhone’s 4K limit, which could be a boon for augmented reality and film creators.
Sadly, Kuo also notes that Apple is planning to cancel the iPhone mini next year, which means the iPhone 13 mini will be the last. However, the 5.4-inch form factor may live on as a new iPhone SE.