06 April 2020
Apple is rumored to bring a major change to the camera of its upcoming flagship iPhone. According to the famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will add a larger camera sensor and sensor-shift image stabilization to the 6.7-inch iPhone 2020. Currently, the details on the said tech are scarce but it is believed that the tech could bring the optical image stabilization to the ultra-wide-angle camera of the future iPhones, starting with the 6.7-inch model.
Currently, optical image stabilization is available only when using the Wide and Telephoto lenses on iPhone 11 Pro. And, the sensor-shift technology will now come into play where it will apply the stabilization to the sensor itself and not the lens array.
According to MacRumors, which managed to obtain a research note given by Kuo, the sensor-shift image stabilization could also result in better shots even with attachable lens accessories.
Kuo is not the only reliable source that has theorized the probability. Previously, Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes also claimed that the sensor-shift image stabilization could come to 6.7-inch iPhone this year as well. So, clearly, there are now multiple sources backing the possibility. Kuo also believes that this new stabilization tech will expand to two to three new iPhone models in 2021.
Together with this, Kuo also predicted that at least one 2022 iPhone model will feature a periscope lens, which could allow for 5x optical zoom like Huawei’s P30 Pro or even 10x optical zoom.