Rumors Suggest iPhone 16 Pro Max to Include Larger and Enhanced Primary Camera Sensor

iPhone 16 Pro Max Rumored to Feature Bigger, More Advanced Main Camera Sensor

The iPhone 16 Pro Max will feature a bigger, more advanced main camera sensor to deliver improved photography and videography capabilities, according to new information coming out of Asia. The claim comes from “Digital Chat Station,” a Weibo user responsible for a range of details about the camera technology of upcoming iPhone models. The iPhone 16 Pro Max will be an “image flagship,” focusing heavily on its camera capabilities.

The device’s main camera will feature a customized 48-megapixel Sony IMX903 sensor with advanced features like a stacked design for better performance, a 14-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) for high-quality image data conversion, and Digital Gain Control (DCG) for better dynamic range and noise control. The Weibo user also reiterated their previous claim that the iPhone 16 Pro Max will feature a 12% larger camera sensor that is 1/1.14-inches in size. This is compared to the 1/1.28-inch sensor in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro models. A larger sensor could improve the main iPhone camera’s dynamic range, background blur, and low-light photography capabilities.

Additionally, the leaker mentioned that the next-generation high-end iPhones will feature a slightly more curved screen design, iterating on the design introduced with the iPhone 15 lineup last year. Corroborating information shared by MacRumors last year, the post added that the iPhone 16 Pro models will have virtually the same thickness as their predecessors.

Digital Chat Station has a track record of accurate predictions, having revealed details about the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus’s camera sensors and the display panel design of the iPhone 12 back in 2020. The iPhone 16 lineup is expected to debut in the fall.