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Report: iPhone 6S coming with 4K, 12MP camera, selfie flash

Now that the launch date for Apple’s next flagship is officially confirmed, we’ve been inundated with leaks about the iPhone 6S.

The latest comes courtesy of 9to5mac, which claims knowledge of a number of new camera features for the upcoming handset.

According to the site, Apple will move from an 8-megapixel camera – as featured on the iPhone 6 – to a 12-megapixel sensor on the new device.

That means the new iPhones will be able to take higher-resolution photos than previous models, and puts the phones more in line with market rivals.

Apparently, the new A9 chipset, tipped to appear in the iPhone 6S, will also feature an upgraded image signal processor that will ensure high-quality snaps.

The rear-facing camera is also purportedly getting another serious upgrade:

“Apple has decided to make a significant addition to the iPhone’s video recording capabilities: 4K video recording support,” reads the report.

It continues: “The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will be the first iPhones capable of recording video in full 4K resolution and among the first phones on the market with such capabilities.”

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The front-facing FaceTime camera is also set for “significant improvements”, apparently.

For a start, Apple is expected to use an “upgraded sensor” that will allow for “higher quality video calls and selfies”.

What’s more, the company is tipped to be adding a front-facing flash, which should help improve night-time selfies.

Apple is yet to confirm any of these details, but with the tech giant due to show off the new device on September 9, we don’t have long to wait.

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