Apple‘s iPhone 12 Pro series have three rear-cameras along with a LiDAR Scanner. Among them, the ultra-wide lens is responsible for wider shots. We already know that the next iPhones(Tentative: iPhone 13) have started coming under the radar of leaks. Now, Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says their ultra-wide lens will get a significant upgrade.
As reported by MyFixGuide(via GSMArena), Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the iPhone 13 will have four models like the iPhone 12 series. Accordingly, we can expect an iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. But these names are our guesses and let’s wait for more leaks. He reportedly refers to the next iPhones belonging to H2 of 2021 which has been the case every year(Around Sep-Oct).
Upgrade in ultra-wide
Now, the interesting part is the camera details. He says that the Pro variants of the next iPhone 13 series will likely get an ultra-wide lens with f/1.8 aperture, 6P lens. And Auto Focus feature(AF). Currently, iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max has a 12MP ultra-wide with f/2.4 aperture. But only has FF(Fixed Focus), and a 5P lens.
Basically, P stands for plastic where more than one lens element are combined to offset dispersion. That said, we can expect improvements in ultra-wide features like Deep Fusion, Night Mode, and Lens Correction. Besides, Ming-Chi Kuo expects this lens to make its way to all the models(Tentative: iPhone 14) by 2022.
Furthermore, Taiwan’s Largan Precision Co Ltd. is likely to get about 70% of orders for the upgraded 6P ultra-wide lens on the iPhone 13 series. This is reportedly an upgrade over the 50% orders for iPhone 12 series. Additionally, Largan will also become the new supplier of VCM(Voice Coil Motor) for iPhones from 2021.
iPhone 13 series: Early guesses
Early reports of the iPhone 13 indicate that it will have a 120Hz refresh rate screen. It will reportedly adopt the LTPO(Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) display designed by Apple. Under the hood, it is likely to be powered by the Apple A15 Bionic manufactured by TSMC using a 5nm node. And tipster Jon Prosser has already hinted that future iPhones will have a 1TB storage option.