Apple iPhone 6S/6S Plus to Come with 12MP Camera – Improved Picture Quality?

Will Apple improve the number of pixels in the rear camera of the upcoming iPhone 6S/6S Plus?

According to an inside source, it seems Apple will improve the rear snapper of the next smartphone flagship for the first time since improving it on iPhone 4S.

Apple rolled out two flagships in the shape of iPhone 6 and its bigger variant iPhone 6 Plus last year. Both smartphones are equipped with a 8MP snapper on the rear, something that Apple is looking to bump up when rolling out the next series of iPhones, which are believed to be iPhone 6S and its variant the iPhone 6S Plus. The last time Apple improved their snappers was back in 2011, when the iPhone 4S made its debut. This improvement saw Apple do away with 5MP snappers in favor of 8MP snappers on all iPhones.

Jump from 8MP to 12MP could come at a price

While Apple fans may be extremely happy about this move, considering the fact that there are other models (Android and Windows Phone) with much better snappers. For instance, Samsung Galaxy S6 and its Edge brother, HTC One M9 and the recently rolled out LG G4; with the latter believed to have the best camera of all the latest flagships.

Despite the fact that Apple might be looking to improve the pixel count in the next iPhone 6S or 6S Plus, this will come at a cost. For Apple to get this high pixel count right there is need to cut down on the actual size of the pixels. You might be thinking, does this have anything to do with the quality of pictures?

Well, it does. Larger pixels are more sensitive to light, which the opposite with the smaller pixels. In such cases, there is a high chance of ending up with low quality pictures with more “noise”, especially when taken in poor-lighting conditions.  This is the price that must be paid in case Apple rolls out an iPhone with a 12MP snapper.

iPhone 6S/6S Plus cameras to offer the best quality in photography

Even though Apple will improve the pixel count in the next smartphone flagship to 12MP, this figure is nowhere near the 16MP you get on most Android flagships. For instance, the latest Samsung flagships, the LG G4, the HTC One M9 as well as the other Windows Phone models in the shape of Lumia 1020 and 808, both of which are equipped with amazing snappers of 41MP.

Better still, this camera will be much better than the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus snappers, which have been dubbed the best from Apple. Honestly, these two have been equipped with the camera and other features that make up for the less pixel count. In essence, Apple has the trend of improving other camera features rather than constantly improve the pixel count of cameras. The iPhone 6 and its bigger brother iPhone 6 Plus have improvements in areas like autofocus as well as optical image stabilization. These help a lot in improving the quality of photos, so even if the next iPhone 6S/6S Plus comes with smaller-sized pixels in order to improve the pixel count, Apple is likely to enhance this camera in many other ways so as to ensure the highest quality is maintained during photography.

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