iPhone 17 Rumored to Feature Upgraded 24 MP Selfie Camera

Apple has utilized a 12 MP selfie camera since the release of the iPhone 11. However, according to the latest insights from industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the upcoming iPhone 17 series is expected to showcase a significant leap with a boosted 24 MP selfie camera. This advancement isn’t solely about a higher pixel count; the new camera is purported to incorporate a 6P lens system, promising superior image clarity compared to the current iPhone 15 series, which houses a 12 MP selfie camera equipped with a 5P lens system.

Reportedly, Yujingguang, a Taiwan-based company, will supply the upgraded lens system for the iPhone 17, estimated to be 100 to 120 per cent pricier than the current 5P lens setup.

Additionally, this company is allegedly developing a periscope lens configuration for the iPhone 16 Pro. Both iPhone 16 models are anticipated to incorporate an enhanced zoom camera, a feature presently exclusive to the larger and more expensive iPhone 15 Pro Max. Furthermore, the iPhone 16 Pro series is poised to introduce a 48 MP ultra-wide-angle lens (0.7um/(1/2.6″)), marking the first appearance of such high resolution on an iPhone, alongside a 48 MP wide-angle lens. However, indications suggest that the telephoto lens on upcoming iPhone models might retain a 12 MP resolution.

The reports hint that the iPhone 16 Pro series is set to elevate smartphone photography, while the upcoming iPhone 17 appears to promise even more enhancements. These improvements are anticipated to substantially elevate front-facing camera performance in both photography and videography realms.