Unprecedented! Ming-Chi Kuo Claims iPhone 16 Pro Will Feature Dual 48MP Cameras
TechFast reports on January 5th that while the iPhone development cycle is typically longer compared to other manufacturers, the iPhone 16 series is already in the prototyping phase, even though the iPhone 15 series has only been on the market for a short time.
This early stage allows for some configuration details to be leaked from the supply chain.
Based on the latest insights from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 16 Pro series, set to be released this coming September, is expected to bring significant upgrades to its imaging capabilities. For the first time in history, it will include two 48MP sensors.
In addition to the primary camera, the current 12MP ultra-wide lens will also be upgraded to a 48MP high-definition camera.
This upgrade is not only anticipated to enhance the clarity of photos but also promises to improve light intake through a larger sensor. Furthermore, it’s expected to boost the performance of ultra-wide nighttime photography, significantly enhancing detail and overall quality.
Another noteworthy leak suggests that both the iPhone 16 Pro and the iPhone 16 Pro Max will be equipped with periscope telephoto lenses, and even the smaller-screen version will see improvements in zoom capabilities.
However, based on feedback from iPhone 15 Pro Max users, while long-distance photography has improved, the more commonly used 3x zoom range is said to be not as good as on the iPhone 15 Pro. Apple will need to continue to optimize this in their next generation.
Reportedly, the periscope zoom lens in the iPhone 16 Pro series is an advanced quadruple-reflection prism system. This prism uses a folded glass structure behind the lens to reflect light four times.
This quadruple reflection allows the light to travel a longer path without changing the space it occupies. Though smaller than periscope designs commonly found in Android devices, this compact system inevitably enhances light loss, potentially leading to a decrease in the final image quality.