Various leaks have up until now confirmed that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from Apple will come with a larger camera sensor for improved camera quality. However, the final specifications of the new camera setup on both devices have remained a mystery until now.
A reliable leaker from China is finally putting an end to this mystery and published some key specifications of the camera setup on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. As per the leak, the iPhone 7 will come with a 1/2.6″ camera sensor — up from the 1/3″ sensor found on the iPhone 6s. While the resolution will remain the same at 12MP, the sensor will also feature larger 1.3um pixels and a wider f/1.9 aperture (vs. f/2.2 on iPhone 6s). A larger sensor and wider aperture will allow the iPhone 7 to absorb more light that should greatly improve its low-light imaging performance.
As for the iPhone 7 Plus, it will come with dual 12MP shooters at its rear with a f/1.9 aperture. However, unlike the iPhone 7, both sensors will be 1/3″ big — same as the iPhone 6s and smaller than the sensor found on the smaller iPhone 7.
The leaker also confirms that the iPhone 7 will come with 2GB LPDDR4 RAM, while the larger iPhone 7 Plus will come with 3GB LPDDR4 RAM. Both handsets will be powered by Apple’s A10 chipset that will be based on the 16nm FinFET fabrication process. They will also feature an IPX7 rating thereby making them resistant to water for up to 30mins in 1m depth. Both handsets will also come with a larger battery: 1960mAh on the iPhone 7 and 2910mAh on the iPhone 7 Plus, which should help improve their battery life.
The upgraded camera specs of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus do sound impressive, and it will be interesting to see how Apple takes advantage of the dual sensor setup on the bigger iPhone 7 Plus to improve image quality even further. On paper, the alleged camera specs of the iPhone 7 are slightly inferior to the excellent 12MP shooter found on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Note 7, so it will be interesting to see how both phones stack against each other in imaging performance.[Via Weibo]