According to Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the soon-to-be-unveiled iPhone 14 "Pro" models will include a new Ultra-Wide camera with a larger sensor for improved low-light sensitivity. Unfortunately, this improved technology will come at a significant;y increased cost.
Kuo announced on Monday that the two iPhone 14 Pro models would feature an Ultra Wide sensor with a larger 1.4m pixels than the previous generation Pro models.
Kuo predicts that the new cameras, which should result in enhanced light capture and reduced noise in low-light photos due to the increased pixel size, will be up to 70% cheaper than those used in previous models.
Kuo also tweeted that Sony (CIS), Minebea (first VCM supplier), Largan (second supplier), and LG Innotek (CCM) will be "significant beneficiaries" of the iPhone 14 Pro Pro Max's Ultra Wide camera upgrade.
Apple is expected to mount a larger 1/1.3-inch sensor on the main Wide camera, which will save 21.2 percent of its weight compared to the 1/1.65-inch sensor in the iPhone 13 Pro models. Overall, the sensor area will increase by 57%.
The iPhone 14 Pro models will have 48-megapixel and 12-megapixel photo output options. Likewise, standard iPhone 14 models will have a 12-megapixel camera lens that's similar in functionality to the iPhone 13 models.