Rumor: Next-gen iPhone to feature 12-megapixel Sony sensor with RGBW support

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Date: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015, 08:37
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor, Uncategorized


It’s a rumor, but it’s a rumor that could point towards an really nifty camera for the next-gen iPhone.

A recent report states that the next-gen iPhone will arrive with a 12-megapixel Sony sensor that makes use of the firm’s RGBW technology to help with low-light photography.

Sources downplayed the possibility of a dual-camera setup with wide-angle and telephoto lenses, but noted that RGBW means an alleged switch to smaller pixels won’t come at the expense of low-light imaging.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both employ 8-megapixel sensors with larger-than-average pixels designed to improve light sensitivity. RGBW makes use of an extra white subpixel to achieve a similar effect.

The reports suggest that Apple originally intended to use RGBW for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but instead opted to wait to make sure its implementation would meet quality standards.

Apple’s next-gen iPhone is expected to be called the “iPhone 6s” and is anticipated to ship this fall. Multiple reports have claimed that Apple will continue to offer 4.7- and 5.5-inch sizes, but add things like support for Force Touch, the pressure-sensitive control system introduced with the Apple Watch.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via AppleInsider and

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