Tech News – The launch of the iPhone 15 is only a few days away. Perhaps millions of Apple users have considered upgrading their devices. It’s possible that since the last few days they have known a number of leaks from plans for the four iPhone 15 variants to be launched. Maybe they are already considering what model to buy.
Understandably, from the various leaks that have appeared, the iPhone 15 Pro model reportedly gets the most interesting upgrade. But users have to pay a higher price.
While the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will be a much better proposition than their predecessors. But some Apple users may think the two devices are very similar to the iPhone 14 Pro.
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So recently, the MacRumors page revealed a leak regarding the iPhone 15 camera. The camera feature is often one of the main considerations for Apple users to own it.
This year, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be the only model to get a periscope zoom lens. In addition, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will feature a 48 megapixel camera, just like the iPhone 14 Pro and 15 Pro. It is reported that the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus may get a new stacked sensor from Sony. It’s Sony’s 2 layer transistor (photodiode + pixel). The iPhone 15 camera leak from MacRumors mentions detailed information for the camera specifications of each iPhone.
iPhones 15 and 15 Plus
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The cheapest iPhone 15 model will get a main camera with a 48 megapixel image sensor, /1.6 aperture as well as an ultra-wide camera with a 12 megapixel image sensor, /2.4 aperture.
MacRumors notes that the 48-megapixel sensor is not the Sony IMX-803 camera that Apple uses on its iPhone 14 Pro models. The same IMX-803 sensor will also be found in the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro variant. Instead, Apple is toying with two possible sensors. One is Sony’s stacked camera sensor system, and the other is a regular sensor.
The first sensor featuring a two-layer system is the most exciting. This is actually an improvement over the 48 megapixel camera on the iPhone 15 Pro. This is because the sensor can capture more light and reduce noise. This sensor will enhance low-light photography while increasing dynamic range.
While MacRumors couldn’t confirm whether the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will feature a stacked 48-megapixel sensor, TrendForce claims in its latest report on smartphone cameras that that’s the sensor Apple has chosen for its cheaper iPhones.
So why is the camera sensor important? Many think that improvements in the camera sector will be the main star at the iPhone 15 launch event which will be held on September 12. It is even claimed that the increase in camera features is an important factor that can be a determinant for potential buyers.
Both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will boast Sony’s Pixel Transistor 2-Layer (Photodiode + Pixel), designed to expand the dynamic range of imaging. Meanwhile, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be equipped with a Periscope Lens Module that can increase the optical zoom capability of the device.
TrendForce anticipates that the next big leap in the future will lead to improvements in CIS structural design—like the cutting-edge dual-layer transistor pixel architecture that will soon be showcased in the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus.