The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are an evolution of the already successful formula of the iPhone 6 and 6s family of phones: they don't bring a huge change to the design, but they do introduce a ton of improvements under the hood. One such big change is evident in the camera department: while the camera remains a 12-megapixel unit, there is now optical image stabilization (OIS) on the 4.7" iPhone 7, while the iPhone 7 Plus adds a secondary, telephoto lens in addition to the traditional wide-angle lens.
Apple has been getting more and more transparent with specs, but there up until now, there were still quite a few details that remained a secret about the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus camera.
iPhone 6s. Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller had already revealed that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have identical main camera, so naturally, the iPhone 7 also has a 1/3" sensor, but what about its secondary camera sensor with the telephoto lens? Pictures from the 7 Plus reveal that the telephoto lens is actually smaller at a physical size of around 1/3.6".So what about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, how big is the sensor inside the two new phones? The recently published pictures from the iPhone 7 Plus finally reveal that information, but it's not a huge surprise: the iPhone 7 features an equally sized, 1/3" sensor, which is the same size as the
Compared with some mainstream phones, the iPhone 7 has a smaller camera sensor (which means a theoretical shortcoming): the Samsung Galaxy S7 has got a 1/2.5" camera sensor, while the LG G5 has a 1/2.6" one.
There are still some minor details like the camera sensor make and model, but those could be revealed at a later stage.