A new report from a Japanese website claims that Apple is planning to introduce 12MP Sony RGBW camera sensor in its iPhone’s next incremental upgrade: iPhone 6s. A previous report, earlier this month, also made similar claim that Apple’s next generation iPhone model will feature a 12MP camera sensor.
The report claims that Apple will make use of the RGBW pixel technology of the said sensor to make up for the smaller pixel size and to further improve the low-light performance of the camera. Conventional camera sensor comes with RGB (Red, Green & Blue) pixels, but the rumored camera sensors comes with an additional W (white) pixel that will help the camera in absorbing more light resulting is better low light performance.
Typically, the addition of W (white) pixels to the camera sensor improves sensitivity, but degrades the overall picture quality. However, Sony notes that their device technology and signal processing improves the sensitivity without hurting the overall image quality.
This Japanese’s media report also negates rumors of dual-lens camera sensor on the iPhone 6s for better image quality and claims that Apple will stick with its current True Tone flash setup that was first introduced with the iPhone 5s.
If the report turns out to be true, iPhone 6s will not be the first smartphone to get RGBW camera sensor. Motorola’s Moto X 2013 model features a similar 10MP RGBW sensor, but the camera performance of the device was terrible especially in low-light.
Other than 12MP RGBW camera sensor, the report also claims that the device will come loaded with 2GB RAM module and the base model will offer 32GB storage capacity, which is in line with some of the recent reports.