A possible indicator of the presence of good cameras in a phone is the large lenses, and it looks like the iPhone 14 Pro will have some big ones, such as newly discovered photos of an iPhone 13 Pro in a case supposedly designed for the upcoming 14 Pro to demonstrate.
These images – which were shared by well-known South Korean leaker Lanzuk, on the blogging platform naver (opens in new tab) (later located by GSMArena (opens in new tab)) – show that all three rear cameras are apparently growing this year and by quite a significant amount.
Two of these size increases make sense, as leaks suggest that the main camera on both Pro models will get a new 48MP sensor – which possibly also means a new lens – while the ultra-wide should also get an upgrade. , boasting a sensor with 40% larger pixels.
What we don’t hear much about is the telephoto camera, so it’s interesting to see that all three lenses are getting bigger. Most leaks suggest that the telelphoto snapper on this year’s Pros will be the same or very similar to the one found on the iPhone 13 Pro; which means it will likely offer 3x optical zoom, again.
So why the bigger lens? Well, there are three possibilities. One is that the lens won’t actually be bigger, and this case is wrong, or at least oddly sized.
As ‘s Senior Phone Editor Alex Walker-Todd himself explains, “There seems to be a certain degree of assumption when creating cases for unreleased iPhones. Having spoken to case makers ahead of the launch of the iPhone 14 range, pre-production cases are sometimes designed based on a mix of existing hardware, leaks and expectations, with the company just setting the right tolerances and hardware placement. when the finished product is actually released.’
Another potential is that there are more changes planned for the 14 Pro’s camera system than we’ve heard, which is an intriguing but likely unlikely thought this close to launch.
Finally, it could be – as GSMArena points out – that Apple is simply trying to keep the lenses at a roughly uniform size, in the pursuit of symmetry. We should know for sure by September 7 (which is tomorrow at the time of writing) as that’s when the iPhone 14 lineup will almost certainly be revealed.
Review: Joining the Big Camera Club
With these larger lenses, the iPhone 14 Pro can start following in the footsteps of many Android flagships, which increasingly have huge camera blocks, rippling with lenses.
Whether it’s because of a large number of larger cameras, sensors and lenses, or extra features like the secondary display on the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, a large camera block has become a common sight on expensive phones, and it’s something we can all look forward to. get used to soon seeing on iPhones too if this leak is right.
It’s a change that could also make the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max look subtly different from the back – though nowhere near as different as they’re likely to look from the front, given the extensive rumors that these phones won’t have one. notch.