A new rumor claims that the iPhone 14 Pro may boast a 21% larger sensor and smaller pixels for its 48MP camera. The rumor comes from unverified technical information that was shared on the Chinese social media site Weibo.
The account “Fishing 8” on Weibo listed a number of the iPhone 14 Pro’s supposed specifications. The post claims that the iPhone 14 Pro will feature a 48MP camera. As a result of the increased number of megapixels, the iPhone 14 Pro’s Wide camera pixels will be smaller, purportedly measuring at 1.22µm. This is a reduction of 0.68µm compared to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The sensor is believed to be set to be made by Sony, the same as the current iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro will reportedly also feature the same Dual Pixel Auto Focus (DPAF) system, marketed by Apple as “Focus Pixels,”
The device’s sensor is said to be 1/1.3-inches in size, a 21.2% increase over the 1/1.65-inches sensor of the Wide camera on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. This will require a larger lens to capture more light, which will cause the rear camera array to be noticeably larger. The 1/1.3-inch sensor size is the same as Samsung’s 50MP GN1 sensor, used in the competing Google Pixel 6.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously predicted that the camera quality of the iPhone 14 Pro models will “elevate mobile phone camera photography to a new level.”