We are just days away from the iPhone 14 announcement and, as usual, more precise details related to the devices are starting to emerge as the special event on September 7th approaches. Now, new information published by well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that the ultrawide camera of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will make great strides in low-light performance, but at a hefty cost of up to 70%.
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In a post on Twitter on Monday (29), Kuo said he expects the most powerful models in the iPhone 14 line to have an ultrawide camera with an updated sensor and larger pixels of 1.4 µm — for comparison, the iPhone’s ultrawide camera 13 Pro offers 1.0 µm pixels.
Such a change will lead to improvements in light capture, allowing photos and videos to be clearer and have more detail in challenging scenarios such as low-light indoors and outdoors at night.
Kuo also points out that the supply of camera module components, including the image sensor, are up to 70% more expensive than the previous year. This reinforces rumors that the premium duo will get more expensive this year, with the iPhone 14 Pro jumping from $999 to $1,099 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max going from $1,099 to $1,199.
48 MP main sensor and new front camera
In addition to the ultrawide lens sensor improvements, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are expected with a larger rear camera module and even more protruding lenses. The new main sensor should adopt 48 MP resolution with improvements in all areas of photo and video, resulting in sharper captures, excellent dynamic range, more accurate colors and, in video, support for recording in 8K resolution.
We also expect advances regarding the front camera. According to leaks, all four iPhone 14 series models will receive a new photo sensor and autofocus lens for always sharp photos and videos.
The announcement of Apple’s new smartphones takes place on September 7 at 2 pm (Brasilia time). See what to expect from the Apple event and check out everything we already know about the iPhone 14 lineup.
Source: Ming-Chi Kuo