Apple iPhone 15 Pro will be equipped with Sony's new generation sensor

Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro series models to be launched in 2023 will be equipped with Sony’s latest and most advanced image sensor, which can bring better image quality and higher dynamic range. According to Nikkei, it can capture the details of faces well even in strong backlight environments. Sony Semiconductor Solutions has developed the new image sensor and will produce it at its Nagasaki plant to supply Apple and other smartphone makers.

Compared with current sensors, Sony's advanced sensor has almost doubled the saturation signal level of each pixel, so it can capture more light and avoid overexposure or underexposure in extreme cases. One benefit of this is that you can get better portrait shots when the background is brightly lit, such as on a sunny day. Sony is said to have achieved this through a new semiconductor architecture designed to place photodiodes and transistors on separate substrate layers, resulting in a higher-density layer.

It is not clear whether all iPhone 15 series models will use this new sensor technology, or whether it will be limited to the high-end iPhone 15 Pro according to the current differentiation strategy series models. There are rumors that the iPhone 15 Pro will have several exclusive features that the iPhone 15 base model does not have, including an A17 chip, a high-speed USB-C interface, more RAM, and an upgraded telephoto/zoom lens.

Apple is working on a periscope telephoto lens that will greatly improve the optical zoom capabilities of the iPhone 15 Pro, reaching 10x optical zoom, on par with some flagship Android smartphones on the market. The new Sony sensor may be a wide-angle camera, after all, Apple usually sets its wide-angle lens as the main camera of the iPhone.

Apple has upgraded the rear main camera (12MP 1.9 µm) on this year's iPhone 14 base model, and introduced a better front camera on the iPhone 14 Pro / Max, while the resolution of the rear camera has been improved. It has also been upgraded (48MP equivalent to 1.22 µm, 12MP equivalent to 2.44 µm), but it does not have the outsole CMOS that fans have come to expect.

Post a Comment