To say which mobile phone manufacturer releases the most anticipated new phones every year, the iPhone must be on the list. Following the launch of the iPhone 13 series, everyone’s expectations for the iPhone 14 series are infinitely high. At present, some information about the iPhone 14 has been revealed on the Internet. For now, the iPhone 14 series has changed a lot in terms of design.
On April 20, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted that all four iPhone 14 models will have autofocus front cameras with f/1.9 aperture. If the news is true, the improvement for the photo, video calling and live streaming applications is huge. The sensor will capture more light and image better in low light environments. Meanwhile, autofocus will enable better subject tracking and depth of field in stills and videos. Overall, the selfie experience will be even better.
It is worth mentioning that Ming-Chi Kuo said that the iPhone 16 will be available as soon as 2024, and the iPhone 16 Pro may apply technologies such as an off-screen front-facing camera and an off-screen Face ID. According to previous news, the rear of the iPhone 14 Pro series will come with a 48-megapixel wide-angle lens that supports 8K video recording.
iPhone 14 Pro preview: the main camera upgrades to 48MP
According to reports, the iPhone 14 Pro will upgrade its camera to a 48MP sensor. The sensor size increases to 1/1.3 inches and the single pixel is 1.22 μm. This camera supports four pixels in one (12MP) and the sensor may be customized for Sony.
The iPhone 14 Pro will continue to feature a phase-phase focus (DPAF) system, dubbed “focus pixel” by Apple. This feature has been available on iPhones since the iPhone 6 in 2014. However, it will have the ability to record 16:9 HDR video at up to 60fps ability.
Although it is incomparable to Android on paper, you must know that since the iPhone 6S in 2015, the main camera of Apple’s mobile phone has always been 12MP. In this aspect alone, it can definitely be regarded as a substantial “quality change”.
In addition to industry trends, the reason why the Apple iPhone 14 Pro series needs to increase the pixels is to pave the way for 8K video. After all, recording 8K 16:9 video requires at least 33MP. In addition, the outflow iPhone 14 Pro Max shape design draft shows that the body length is 160.71mm. Also, the width is 79.53mm, and the maximum thickness of the camera with the bump increases to 12.16mm.