The iPhone 6s to have a 12 MP camera indeed, tips IHS CEO, but the pixels will be much smaller

Apple's 8 MP cameras on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus might fool you for a second that they are not up to par with the best other phones can offer, as Android flagships now ship with 16 MP, or even 20 MP cameras. Resolution is only a small part of it, though, as every photographer will tell you, and as our camera comparisons have continuously shown. The iPhones' cameras have consistently scored at the top of our rankings, especially when it comes to low-light shots.

Still, Apple is allegedly willing to enter the world of double-digit camera resolutions, as we've heard already numerous times, and today Kevin Wong, the CEO of IHS China, confirmed this again, shedding some more light on the matter. The research firm head reiterates that Apple will indeed be using 12 MP cameras for the upcoming iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, but there's a fly in that honey. The sensor of these camera modules will apparently come with smaller pixels than the current generously-sized 1.5 micron pieces that are in the 8 MP units. 

Of course, given how thin the iPhone 6 is, it is only plausible that Apple will have to use a similar sensor footprint, upping the resolution by slimming down the pixel size instead, and increasing their count. Smaller pixels means less light soaked in by each individual unit in theory, but there are many other moving parts at play here, so we can't wait to see what this new, higher-res camera of the upcoming iPhone will be capable of. It turns out that that ancient rumor for a 10 MP+ camera with F/1.8 aperture lens on the next iPhone might have legs, after all - it just envisioned this year's edition.

source: Kevin Wang (Weibo) via G4Games

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