According to a new report, Apple will expand the camera bump of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to accommodate a wider 48MP lens, up from the 12MP lens on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.
iPhone 14 Pro, Pro Max to get 48MP rear camera, analyst reiterates
In a tweet, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo responded to leaked schematics recently shared by Max Weinbach that reveal the lineup’s dimensions. As per the schematics, The size of the camera bump will also increase from the current width of 35.01 mm to 36.73 mm and height of 36.24 mm to 38.21 mm. The thickness of the camera bump measures 4.17 mm compared to the current 3.60 mm.
According to Kuo, “the main reason for the larger and more prominent camera bump” is due to “upgrading the rear camera to 48MP.” He went on to say that the diagonal length of the iPhone’s contact image sensor (CIS) will increase by 25 to 35 percent. Subsequently, the height of the rear camera system will increase by five to ten percent.
The 48MP camera system is expected to be available on the iPhone 14 models only. The bump will also enable 8K video recording, up from the iPhone 13 Pro’s 12MP camera and 4K video recording capabilities. 8K video recording has not been added to any iPhone model as of now but is commonly available on flagship Android smartphones.
Along with the upgraded camera, the iPhone 14 Pro is widely expected to feature a hole punch + pill cutout in place of a notch. The cutouts will house the Face ID sensors and selfie camera. This change has previously been corroborated by Kuo.
Apple is expected to unveil its latest flagship iPhone lineup this year with a new A16 Bionic chip exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max only. A new iPhone 14 Max is also expected in place of the mini. It has also been reported that the lineup will feature 8GB RAM, a heavier titanium casing, and a 2TB storage variant.