iPhone 14 Pro Tipped to Come with Larger 48MP Primary Camera Sensor: Here’s What it Means

Let’s take a look at the iPhone 14 Pro specifications, features and other details leaked online.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

Apple iPhone 14 rumours have started to surface online. We are still a few months away from the launch of the iPhone 14 series. Apple is expected to launch four new iPhone models this year. These include the Apple iPhone 14, 14 Max, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. The 14 Max will replace the mini model, which apparently has not been attracting as many customers. 

The upcoming iPhone 14 Pro models will get some huge upgrades over the outgoing models, according to some leaks. One major upgrade is around the camera setup on the Pro models. According to reports, Apple will include a 48MP main camera sensor in the Pro models. Let’s take a look at the iPhone 14 Pro specifications, features and other details leaked online.

iPhone 14 Pro Tipped to Feature 48MP Camera

iPhone 14 Pro models might finally have an upgrade in the camera upgrade this year. Reports suggest that the Pro models will get a 48MP main camera. Apple has limited itself to using 12MP sensors on its iPhones. That being said, the company has instead been focusing on the sensor size than its megapixel count to offer sharper images with more details and better performance in lowlight. 

With the iPhone 14 Pro models, however, Apple is said to use a larger 1/1.3-inch 48MP sensor. This is about 21 percent larger than the iPhone 13 Pro’s 1/1.65-inch 12MP sensor. The larger sensor will help offer better lowlight performance but a shallow depth of field. However, the increase in megapixels could mean a drop in pixel size, which could lead to a loss in colour accuracy and sharpness. 

To make up for that, Apple might use the pixel-binning technique, which many Android smartphone manufacturers have been using for so long/ For a 48MP sensor, the company might opt for a 4-in-1 pixel-binning technique. The technique would use data from four adjacent pixels, combing to form a sharper 12MP image, resulting in better details and lowlight performance.

The likes of Samsung and Xiaomi have been using 108MP sensors to offer 9-in-1 pixel-binning. Apple, although slow and steady, has managed to offer better photo and video performance with its 12MP sensors. While a larger sensor with more pixels could offer better details, it all boils down to how well the company optimises the sensor.

Other details of the iPhone 14 Pro have also leaked online. Both Pro models will get a hole punch cutout and a pill-shaped cutout instead of the notch. The standard 14 Pro will sport a 6.1-inch display, whereas the 14 Pro Max will come with a 6.7-inch OLED display. Both devices will support a 120Hz refresh rate. They will come with a triple-camera setup on the back with the LiDAR sensor. 

We had exclusively leaked the CAD renders of the vanilla iPhone 14, which showed that the phone will continue to sport a wide notch at the top of the display. On the back, the vanilla models will continue to feature a dual-camera setup and the TrueTone flash. All four iPhone models will come with 6GB of RAM. The Pro models will get a faster version of the A16 Bionic chip, whereas the non-Pro models are rumoured to come with a rebadged version of the A15 chip with some minor improvements here and there.

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