Rumors that the iPhone 6s will be getting a vastly improved camera are picking up steam.
According to a new report coming out of China, the next-generation Apple handset will boast a 12MP camera with a special Sony sensor to improve the performance of shooting in low-light conditions.
Recently we heard from Kevin Wang, IHS Technology’s research director in China, that both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus would up the number of megapixels from the current 8MP used in present iPhones to a whopping 12MP. However, that same report noted that the pixel size in the new cameras would likely be smaller than those in current iPhones — possibly resulting in an increased amount of noise and poorer low-light shooting.
Today’s news suggests that Apple will use what is called RGBW coding technology from Sony, which adds a white sub-pixel alongside the standard RGB ones, thereby improving image quality to compensate for the smaller pixel size mentioned in Wang’s report.
Apple apparently planned this technology for the iPhone 6 and 6 plus, but decided to wait an extra year to ensure it met the company’s high quality standards.
A previous report suggested that Apple was set to create a dual-lens camera with optical zoom capabilities for the iPhone 6s, although the more we hear the less likely a dual-lens camera setup seems.
A recent jam-packed rundown of news about the iPhone 6s — by well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — was among the first places to mention the 12MP camera.
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