Standard iPhone 15 Camera Upgrade
In September, Apple is all set to unveil its highly anticipated iPhone 15 Series, promising groundbreaking developments in the smartphone industry. The upcoming series will continue its tradition of offering standard versions, iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, along with the Pro lineup, comprising the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
One of the most significant upgrades in this year’s iPhone 15 standard models lies in the realm of photography. Renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for his accurate predictions, revealed in his latest report that the wide camera CIS of the two iPhone 15 standard models will undergo a substantial enhancement. The new CIS design boasts an impressive 48MP resolution, a significant leap from the previous 12MP, and adopts a state-of-the-art stacked CIS technology.
Digital Chat Station, a trusted source for tech leaks, also reported that the iPhone 15’s camera sensor is stepping up its game. The sensor will feature an enhanced 48MP resolution, offering improved image quality and capturing more details. Additionally, the new sensor’s size will increase to 1/1.5 inches (±), further enhancing its capability and adding significant value to the iPhone 15 Series.
However, these advancements in iPhone 15 camera technology have posed challenges for other smartphone manufacturers. Due to the increased demand from Apple, Sony, a major supplier of high-end CIS sensors, has dedicated 100–120% more production capacity to meet Apple’s needs. Consequently, this has resulted in a substantial reduction in the supply of high-end CIS sensors for Android smartphones.
As a response to this shift in supply dynamics, other brands are actively seeking alternative solutions. Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Huawei, in particular, will turn to Smartsens, another CIS sensor supplier, for its future high-end models, such as the 2H23 new high-end model “Mate.”