The iPhone 14 Pro could feature a 48-megapixel primary sensor, the TrendForce report suggests

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The iPhone 14 Pro could come with a 48-megapixel main camera. As a recent report confirms, this is the third time an iPhone has upped the resolution of its main camera.

According to a Jan. 12 report by TrendForce, Apple’s upcoming flagship iPhone 14 Pro will come with a 48-megapixel camera.

Here’s what the report says:

Although camera shipment growth has slowed, camera resolution continues to improve. Taking primary cameras as an example, the current mainstream design is 13-48 million pixels, accounting for more than 50 percent of cameras in 2021. In second place are products with 49-64 million pixels, which accounted for more than 20 percent of cameras last year, with the penetration rate expected to increase to 23 percent by 2022. The third highest share is 12 million pixel products, which are currently dominated by the iPhone and Samsung’s flagship series. However, a 48 million pixel primary camera is expected to be introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro series (tentative name) that Apple will release this year, further pushing the 12 million pixel products to a share of 15 percent in 2022.

According to a report from Apple Insider, it’s likely that Apple needs the higher resolution to offer 8K video capture on its Pro phones, but they’ll also record in different resolutions depending on the scene.

A portrait or landscape might use up more megapixels, while a low-light photo might end up pixel-binning to 12-megapixels.

Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has repeatedly pointed out that the iPhone 14 Pro will have a 48-megapixel main camera. He has also said that periscope zoom will come with the iPhone 15 in 2023.

As for the front of the iPhone 14, some reports claim it will drop a notch in favor of a punch-hole camera, either single or a pill-shaped one with full-size Face ID built-in.

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