Sunday, January 23, 2022

The next iPhone may feature a 64MP Camera

The upcoming iPhone 12 may feature a huge 64MP main lens. This will be the company’s first major move in terms of camera megapixels. Since the iPhone 6s, Apple has used 12MP sensors for its main lenses. What a year it will be! Many companies are getting into this megapixel race once again.

The leaks and rumours also talk about how the other lenses will be greatly improved. Apple may be bringing night mode to all the lenses, better HDR and other improvements.

The new phone, which is expected in September, will also have a new design at the front, bigger batteries, new processing power, 5G support and other upgrades.

I believe the 64MP camera, like all huge cameras we’ve seen on phones, will still take 12MP pictures. I don’t know if Apple will allow users to take full 64MP photos. But I know this upgrade will be significant.

Apple has of late really made changes to their approach with devices. From getting them thicker to accommodate more battery, to switching back to old keyboards on the Macbook line-up, to being rumoured to be considering USB type-C for all devices. I think the new iPhone will really have a powerful smartphone camera, and I can’t wait to see the noise online once it launches.

We can expect crazy megapixel count on many smartphones going forward. Samsung has already launched the S20 Ultra with a 108MP camera. Xiaomi also has a phone with a 108MP sensor, and other companies too will launch phones with the same soon. Transsion is promising 64MP cameras on their TECNO phones, but I believe the first will have 48MP sensors. Huawei has a lot of phones with 48MP sensors. 12MP cameras are dead, effective September.


Leave a Reply

Dickson Otieno
I love reading emails when bored. I am joking. But do send them to

More to read:

One of macOS Monterey’s biggest features is yet to arrive

During WWDC 2021, Apple was very excited about Universal Control - a feature that would enable unmatched continuity across Apple devices.

My Favourite Tech of 2021

This article focuses on tech I used and loved in 2021. There's a lot more of things I didn't use. Hopefully in the new year, my interaction with bigger things in tech will increase.

Apple should keep the M1 MacBook Pro and Air Designs for a while

When Apple redesigned the MacBook in 2016, they made the laptops thinner, removed the ports favouring USB Type-C only, introduced a new keyboard, and Touch Bar

Google still drives the highest App Installs in Africa

Google is continuing to exponentially drive the largest number of installs in app marketing, further increasing its lead over Facebook in Android devices

OPPO A16K and OPPO A55 officially launched in Kenya

OPPO has officially launched the OPPO A16K and the OPPO A55 in Kenya. The OPPO A16K costs KES 20,000 while the OPPO A55 costs KES 26,000.

Netflix increases prices in US & Canada

Netflix has announced increased subscription fees in the United States and Canada in what appears to now be annual expected change.