iPhone 14 Pro’s Wide camera might feature 21% larger camera sensor for 48MP

iPhone 14 series is expected to launch in September this year, and reporting on alleged features of iPhone 14 Pro models, rumor mills claim that they will be equipped with a 48MP camera. Sharing more spec details of the new camera system, an unreliable source on Chinese social media, Weibo claims that the Wide camera of the iPhone 14 Pro will feature a 21% larger sensor for 48MP images.

Recently, tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will have large camera bumps to accommodate a wider 48MP lens which is more than 4x larger than iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max’s 12MP lens.

iPhone 14 Pro

iPhone 14 Pro might take more detailed images with a new larger sensor and smaller pixels

An account holder @Fishing 8 on Weibo, spotted by MacRumors, shared technical camera specifications of iPhone 14 Pro models and listed that, (6.1-inch and 6.7-inch) iPhone 14 Pro models’ Wide camera will feature a 48-megapixel lens with a larger sensor shipped by Sony and smaller 1.22µm pixels, which is a 0.68µm reduction in comparison to iPhone 13 Pro models.

A larger sensor and reduced pixels will produce more detailed images. Having said that, it was mentioned that the upcoming Pro models will feature the same Dual Pixel Auto Focus (DPAF) system as the iPhone 13 Pro models.

Despite the change in pixel size, the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ will allegedly feature the same Dual Pixel Auto Focus (DPAF) system, marketed by Apple as “Focus Pixels,” that the iPhone has offered since the ‌iPhone‌ 6 in 2014, and the same ability to record 16:9 HDR video at up to 60fps.

The device’s sensor is said to be 1/1.3-inches in size, a 21.2 percent increase over the 1/1.65-inches sensor of the Wide camera 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 noticeably larger rear camera array. The 1/1.3-inch sensor size is the same as Samsung’s 50MP GN1 sensor, which is used in the Google Pixel 6.

iPhone 14 Pro schematic

Other reports claim that iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a new “pill + hole” notch, and the upcoming iPhone 14 series has entered the engineering validation phase, for its scheduled launch in September.

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