Report: iPhone 6s to Employ a 12MP Sony Camera with Strong Low-Light Tech
Rumor has it that the latest iteration in the iPhone series, presumably called the iPhone 6s or iPhone 7, will boast a 12 megapixel RGBW rear camera.
If the reports turn out to be true, the new iPhone coming out this August (as per its traditional launch month) will include a 12MP back camera with RBGW technology powered by Sony. The ‘W’ at the end of RGBW stands for ‘white sub-pixels’. You might be wondering what it does, so basically it allow cameras to take better quality pictures in low light.
iPhone has been launching 8MP camera phones for several years now. The reason behind doing so, as justified by the company, was more research and extensive testing patterns. Apple previously wanted to launch the 12MP camera in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, however they dropped the plan because the company wanted to run some more tests.
The news/leak broke out from Asia specifically the Japanese website Feng.com which claims that the inclusion of the RGBW technology would improve picture taking in low-light environments. Secondly, the new iPhone 6s or 7 will enhance focus capabilities. Perhaps it will use the Phase detection for increasing the speed of auto focus.
iPhone users have been satisfied with the quality of their camera, however, the latest Android versions have been increasing the megapixels for their front and rear cameras. Android devices today give 12MP front cameras, so Apple moving towards the 12MP jump for back camera is justified.
Since it is just a rumor and unofficial, be a little skeptic and do not be upset if the latest iPhone does not have a 12 MP camera. What do you feel about the story? Are you satisfied with iPhone only offering 12 megapixels and not more?