The most potent version of the upcoming iPhone lineup will reportedly feature a larger photosensor, and embedded sensor-shift stabilization will replace the present lens-based optical image stabilization, which is a big step in the iPhone’s history.
The phone in question will most likely be the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The Sensor-Based Stabilization System
The first report of a sensor-based stabilization system was published months ago, in December 2019. It didn’t talk about specifics on models, but Ming Chi-Kui, the famous Apple analyst, believes that it will only be available on the top-tier iPhone.
According to Kuo, the top-end 6.7-inch iPhone’s camera module will include a new wide-angle lens, known as the 7P.
In comparison to the 1/3.6″ sensor of the iPhone 11 Pro, the new module will include a 1/1.9″ sensor, alongside sensor-shift technologies.
The new iPhone Lineup
- It is expected to see the following iPhone 12 versions:
- 5.4-inch version with dual camera and OLED screen
- 6.1-inch version with dual camera and OLED screen
- 6.1-inch with triple camera, Time Of Flight sensor and OLED screen
- 6.7-inch with triple camera, Time Of Flight sensor and OLED screen
These predictions go hand-in-hand with the discovery of TOF-related code that was found in iOS 14 for the top two versions.
What’s So Special About Sensor-Shift Stabilization?
Sensor-shift stabilization systems usually return superior quality thanks to their ability to support five-axis correction:
- Yaw (horizontal rotation right or left)
- Pitch (vertical rotation up or down)
- Horizontal translation(right or left shift without rotation)
- Vertical translation (up or down shift without rotation)
- Roll(single side dipping)
The size of the sensors also plays a vital role as it has the most notable impact on the quality of the image, especially in low-light environments.
Over time it was observed that images from larger sensors contained less noise.