iPhone 15 Pro Max camera leak suggests a BIG upgrade over iPhone 14 Pro Max

Latest leak revealed a significant upgrade for the iPhone 15 Pro Max camera. Know all details here.

| Updated on: Apr 24 2023, 15:15 IST
iPhone 15 Pro Max CHALLENGES Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with this MAJOR camera upgrade
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1/5 Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone 15 lineup at the September event, and the leaks and rumours have been coming thick and fast. As per the latest detail, Apple's iPhone 15 Pro Max will be competing with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in terms of camera performance. A recent report has revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro Max could get an optical zoom lens with 5-6x zoom capabilities. (HT Tech)
iPhone 14 Pro Max
2/5 According to a report by MacRumours, the periscope camera on the iPhone 15 Pro Max could have almost double the optical zoom as the current iPhones. Just a few weeks ago, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that Apple had chosen parts manufacturer Largan to make the periscope lens for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. (HT Tech)
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3/5 MacRumours now report that this new periscope camera, which would be built into the telephoto lens, could offer 5-6x optical zoom, which is almost double the 3x zoom offered by the current iPhone 14 Pro Max. It is an exclusive feature that will be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro Max only, according to reports. (HT Tech)
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4/5 Advantages of Periscope camera: By redirecting light from the camera's aperture to align with the phone's body, periscope lenses enhance the camera's zooming capabilities without adding thickness to the camera module. This is particularly important for phones to remain pocketable and easy to carry. (HT Tech)
iPhone 14 Pro Max
5/5 The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra takes advantage of this technology to offer a stunning 10x zoom via a folded periscope lens. According to reports, the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s periscope lens could feature 5x or 6x zoom, which beats the current 3x magnification offered by the current flagship iPhone models. (HT Tech)
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Latest leak revealed a significant upgrade for the iPhone 15 Pro Max camera. Know all details here. (HT Tech)

Last year, Apple rolled out a huge upgrade to camera sensors on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max by introducing the first 48MP primary camera on any iPhone. Before this, Apple had retained the 12MP camera combination even for the Pro models. Now, as we are moving towards the launch of the next iPhone flagship, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, Apple is expected to take advantage of this larger 48MP Sony camera to offer an even better photography experience.

In his latest leak, tipster Ice Universe took to his Twitter account to reveal that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature a larger sensor than its predecessor iPhone 14 Pro Max. Although, it must be noted that there was nothing said about any changes in megapixels. Here's what new you can expect from the iPhone 15 Pro Max camera.

iPhone 15 Pro Max camera details (expected)

As per the renowned leaker Ice Universe, the sensor is referred to as Sony IMX903, which is a part of Sony's top-tier line of sensors. The IMX903 has an optical format of 1/1.14 inches, which means that Apple's sensor will be almost an inch in size. Here's a quick view of the camera sensors used in iPhone models:

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iPhone 15 Pro Max: IMX903,1/1.14 ≈1”

iPhone 14 Pro: 48MP, IMX803,1/1.28

iPhone 13 Pro: 12MP, IMX703,1/1.63

iPhone 12 Pro:12MP, IMX603,1/1.78

iPhone 11 Pro:12MP, IMX503, 1/2.55


Additionally, the IMX903 from Sony is superior to Samsung's 200MP HP2 sensor, as it can capture 20 percent more light and also has built-in support for 14-bit DNG RAW. The only difference between these two sensors is their resolution, with the Sony sensor boasting 48 megapixels as opposed to the 200 megapixels of Samsung's sensor, as reported by GizChina.

Apart from this camera upgrade, iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to pack a new A17 A17 chip, 5G connectivity, a new titanium design, and USB-C charging port.

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First Published Date: 24 Apr, 14:48 IST
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