Rumor has it that the iPhone 6s will sport a 12 MP primary camera with RGBW Sony sensor.
Many people prefer taking pictures using their smartphones. Camera quality has become an important aspect when selecting a smartphone. The current iPhones, which include the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, come packed with an 8 MP rear-facing camera.
Even though the camera on the iPhones delivers 8 MP resolution, it is still deemed one of the best on smartphones. However, this may change for the next iPhones, which are due for a fall release.
A website called Feng claims that Apple may use Sony's 12 MP camera sensor, which will also feature PenTile RGBW technology. The "W" in RGBW stands for white sub-pixel added to the standard red, green and blue sub-pixel setup. The technology creates a better and brighter display that does not drain a lot of power.
Apple has not changed the camera sensor on iPhones since the iPhone 4s was released in 2011. This is not the first time that rumors about a 12 MP camera for the iPhone have surfaced. Previous rumors have also suggested that Apple may finally opt for a 12 MP camera in its upcoming smartphones.
The iPhone 6 Plus, launched along with the iPhone 6 in September 2014, came with optical image stabilization (OIS) technology that improves image quality in low-light conditions. The same was absent from the smaller iPhone 6. Rumors also suggest that the iPhone 6s may include OIS as well. Apple may also improve the autofocus speed of the cameras in the next-generation iPhones.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are definitely in the pipeline and are highly likely to be unveiled this year in September. As usual, Apple has remained silent about the features of its next-generation handsets, and the rumor mill keeps churning until the official launch of the smartphones.
iPhone enthusiasts will welcome a 12 MP camera in the next versions, but we will have to wait for an official word from the smartphone maker.