Apple iPhone 16 Pro to have a tetraprism periscope camera
One of the standout features of the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max is the new periscope camera with 5x optical zoom. The new lens features an equivalent focal length of 120mm and an innovative tetraprism design. There is also a bright f/2.8 aperture and a 12 megapixel sensor with 1.12 µm pixels. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo assumes that the periscope camera will also be included in the smaller iPhone 16 Pro next year, which will then be on par with the Pro Max model.
According to Kuo, Apple faces major challenges in producing the iPhone 15 Pro Max. These are mainly related to increasing production costs and the low yield associated with the new zoom lens. The lens is produced exclusively by Largan Precision Co. According to recent reports, demand for the iPhone 15 Pro Max is higher than for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which can lead to significantly longer waiting times. Kuo expects the iPhone 15 series to reach 80 million shipments by the end of the year.
Samsung Galaxy S24 series is scheduled to release on January 18th
Samsung typically unveils its Galaxy S flagships in the first quarter of the year, a tradition that has been going on for over a decade. According to the latest tip, the Galaxy S24 series will be no exception – the Unpacked event is scheduled to take place on January 18th. The information comes from Ice Universe, a tipster with a great track record when it comes to Samsung products.
Samsung’s last January launch was the Galaxy S21 series in January 2021. At that time, the company wanted to quickly introduce an updated range in pandemic times to stimulate demand. This time the possible early start will have a more pragmatic reason. Samsung and Qualcomm will bring their next-generation chipsets to market sooner and will be ready to go long before the Galaxy S24 phones start. These are, on the one hand, the Samsung Exynos 2400 and, on the other hand, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
Samsung Galaxy A35 is set to get a camera upgrade
Samsung introduced the Galaxy A34 in March and we expect the Galaxy A35 to launch at the same time next year. As expected, there is no information from Samsung about the Galaxy A35 yet. For this, GalaxyClub has dug up some camera details.
Accordingly, the Samsung Galaxy A35 gets a new 50 megapixel main camera compared to a 48 megapixel camera on the Galaxy A34. There will probably also be ultra-wide and macro sensors, but it is currently unclear whether these will also receive upgrades. The Galaxy A35’s selfie camera should stay with the same 13 megapixel resolution as the Galaxy A34. The remaining technical data is not yet known, but the next leaks shouldn’t be long in coming.