Leaked! iPhone 15 Pro Max periscope camera likely coming; here is what you will get

Details about the rumoured periscope camera, which the iPhone 15 Pro Max will likely feature, have been revealed.

| Updated on: Apr 03 2023, 12:06 IST
iPhone 15: 5 things that are tipped to be rolled out on launch
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1/5 USB-C port: All four iPhone 15 models are tipped to feature a USB-C port while replacing the years-old Lightning port. (Unsplash)
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2/5 Dynamic Island arrival: Unlike iPhone 14 series, Apple is expected to bring the Dynamic Island to the standard variants of the iPhone 15 lineup too. This will be a big upgrade that will completely ditch the notch display from the flagship iPhone series. (HT Tech)
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3/5 48MP camera: Apple analysts believe that the iPhone 15 will receive an upgraded camera similar to the Pro version while getting a 48MP upgrade from a 12MP primary camera. (Divya / HT Tech)
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4/5 Bigger display: So far, we have seen the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 with a display size of 6.1 inches. However, several leaks suggest that the iPhone 15 could feature a 6.2-inch display. Also, all iPhone 15 models are expected to get slightly curved bezels. (HT Tech)
iPhone 15
5/5 A16 Bionic chipset: Last year, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus had to settle for the old A15 Bionic chipset, while the new A16 Bionic chipset was an exclusive on iPhone 14 Pro models. iPhone 15 is expected to get an A16 Bionic chipset. (Divya / HT Tech)
iPhone 15 Pro Max
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iPhone 15 Pro Max could feature a periscope camera. (Unsplash)

With Apple finally announcing a date for WWDC 2023, the hype has been building around the reveal of iOS 17. Although it will be revealed on June 5, iOS 17 will arrive on devices with the launch of the Apple iPhone 15 series which is expected to launch in September. Previous leaks have revealed several details about the iPhone 15 camera, design, build, processor and more. Now, another leak has finally revealed details about the new periscope camera which the iPhone 15 Pro Max will likely feature.

Analyst Ming Chi Kuo revealed in February that the iPhone 15 Pro Max was likely to feature the periscope camera. Now, Kuo has revealed in a tweet that Apple has chosen parts manufacturer Largan to make the periscope lens for the iPhone 15 Pro. Kuo also revealed that Largan is not likely to profit from manufacturing the periscope lens as Apple is reportedly going to pay Largan just $4 per telephoto lens, which is below the market rate of $4.50 - $5.

Periscope lens advantages

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 especially important for smartphones to remain pocketable and easy to carry.

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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 periscope lens could feature 5X or 6X zoom, which beats the current 3X magnification offered by the current flagship iPhone models.

iPhone 15 Pro models: Other features

Apple is expected to launch four models under the iPhone 15 series namely- iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max in the month of September. As per the reports, leaks, and rumours, all four models are expected to feature the Dynamic Island and USB-C port.

While Apple is said to bring its latest A17 Bionic chip with the Pro models. The Pro models can also get a titanium frame, solid-state volume and power buttons, along with several other features.

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First Published Date: 03 Apr, 11:14 IST
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