It’s definitely not the 108 megapixels of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, but 64 megapixels is a lot of camera to pack into the forthcoming iPhone 12. Rumors have emerged that Apple is testing various sensors for its next flagship phone, which would be quite the bump from the iPhone 11 Pro’s meager offering of 12 megapixels.
YouTube channel EverythingApplePro has reported the news, taking its information from Max Weinbach, a technology journalist who specializes in leaks and either has a number of moles buried in the depths of various manufacturers or is perhaps being deliberately passed information as part of drawn-out marketing strategies. Certainly, if a tech giant doesn’t have something ready to release, it’s always useful to keep tickling customers with information of what might be just around the corner.
The 64-megapixel sensor is made by Sony and it remains to be seen whether the coronavirus outbreak will have implications for the tech industry when it comes to release dates. The camera industry more specifically is already being affected, and with diverse components and complex supply chains, it wouldn’t take much to derail development and push smartphones back by a couple of months.
A few other improvements are described relating to macro photography and night mode.
Do we need 64 megapixels on a smartphone camera? That said, do we need 108 megapixels? Leave your comments below.