As the excitement surrounding the impending launch of Apple’s iPhone 12 peaks, one of the industry’s most respected experts has revealed that a significant improvement is heading toward 2020 flagship models.
According to a report collected by MacRumorsThis year’s iPhone 12 will feature new “high-end” lenses made by Taiwanese company Largan Precision. The news comes from Ming-Chi Kuo, a renowned analyst at TF International Securities who, according to the report, expects the new lenses to arrive at Apple a little later than usual starting in mid-July.
Kuo doesn’t go into detail about the new lenses or their specs, but making a specific note of their high-end formulation suggests an improvement over their iPhone 11 counterparts.
Of course, the iPhone 11’s lenses are already pretty good to start with, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement in terms of both quality and capabilities.
Most importantly, though, just because a lens works brilliantly on iPhone 11 doesn’t mean it’s good enough for iPhone 12. High-end lenses are carefully designed to pair with cameras and sensors. high-end. . If Apple has invested in improved lenses, then it’s safe to assume that the underlying camera hardware will be good enough to use.
Many factors could highlight a lens as high-end, including sharpness, brightness, flare control, contrast, vignetting, and distortion, to name just a few. The new ultra-wide-angle or ultra-telephoto lenses would also qualify as high-end optics due to the added difficulty of creating lenses at the ends of the camera’s zoom range. Also, any larger image sensor that appears on the iPhone 12 would require bigger and more expensive ‘high-end’ lenses to go with them. This means that the iPhone 12 camera must be receiving a significant high-end update.
Everything will be revealed in a few months, in what is shaping up to be one of Apple’s most exciting releases to date.
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