We’ve known for several years that Apple will be using a brand new periscope photo sensor on its high-end iPhones in 2023. Unfortunately, only one model will benefit from this innovation: iPhone 15 Pro Max, which can be renamed iPhone 15 Ultra. for the opportunity
A recent Korean supply chain report from The Elec states that the periscopic zoom that this year’s iPhone 15 series will use It will be supplied by two Korean companies, LG Innotek and Jahwa Electronics. They will replace Japanese companies Alps Alpine and Mitsumi.
iPhone 15 Ultra will have size advantage in photos
Elec announced that LG Innotek and Jahwa Electronics are expected to supply 70% and 30% of the periscopic sensors, respectively, for the iPhone 15 Ultra, which Apple will launch in the second half of the year.
For those who don’t know, periscope sensors are different from traditional telephoto lenses. distorting the light using a prism that transmits it to the image sensor. Therefore, the light entering the camera lens reflected towards the image sensor by a curved mirror. The change of direction causes the light to travel longer inside the phones, allowing users to Zoom more without any blur effect.
So instead of just enjoying 2X or 3X zoom, a periscope sensor 5X or even 10X optical zoom on some smartphones like the Galaxy S22 Ultra. We don’t know exactly what Apple will opt for at the moment, but we’ll find out more very soon. Foxconn is reportedly about to begin production of the first iPhone 15 models, so expect to see some instability in the production line from now onwards to their launch next September.
Anyway, this new report confirms the presence of an iPhone using a periscopic sensor, because Apple has probably already ordered two Korean camels. We’ll see if this sensor can compete with the best on the market in 2023, which will likely be the Xiaomi 13 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra.