The upcoming 9.7-inch iPad Pro/iPad Air 3 will likely come with a 12MP camera with 4K video recording capabilities. As per 9to5Mac, many internal prototypes of the tablet inside Apple feature a 12MP camera similar to the one that Apple has included on the iPhone 6s.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro — unveiled by Apple last year — shipped with an 8MP camera and no 4K video recording option. It is likely that the smaller display size of the upcoming 9.7-inch iPad Pro made Apple take the decision of including a 12MP sensor on it because, irrespective of how weird and foolish it looks, people do take photos from their iPad Air(s) and mini(s) in public.
The FaceTime camera in the front will also receive a bump in its resolution to 5MP.
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro/iPad Air 3 is expected to sport a design similar to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It will also come with four stereo speakers, a powerful A9X chipset, Smart Connector as seen on the iPad Pro, 4GB RAM, and support for Apple Pencil. Apple is also expected to upgrade the display with a panel that is able to reach higher brightness levels and has better anti-glare properties.
Apple will be unveiling the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro beside the 4-inch iPhone SE and Skylake-powered MacBooks at a media event on March 21st.