Apple could stick with an 8-megapixel camera sensor for its upcoming iPhone 6S, according a new report.
Analyst Jeff Pu reckons the Cupertino, California-based company won’t increase the sensor resolution on its next flagship smartphone due to limited supply.
Pu says that Largan Precision Co, a major camera lens supplier for Apple, will face ‘limited earnings growth’ (via Taipei Times), because of a slow transition to higher-resolution cameras for smartphones.
It’s a fair suggestion – the majority of flagship smartphones use between 8-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors.
Sony managed a 20.7-megapixel shooter on its Xperia Z3, but that’s largely thanks to the fact it produces the lion’s share of smartphone CMOS sensors.
It’s worth noting that an 8-megapixel sensor on a smartphone is by no means underwhelming, and has limited effect on the actual quality of photo produced.
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The company could be looking to make up for a lack of increase in sensor resolution through other features for the iPhone 6S, namely OIS.