Last year’s iPhone 6 had a terrific camera despite the fact that its resolution checked in at only 8 megapixels. With this in mind, we have very high expectations for the iPhone 6s’s camera, as a new report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman offers us crucial details on the camera’s specifications and features.
First Gurman confirms Apple has upgraded the camera’s resolution from 8 megapixels to 12 megapixels, but that’s just the start. The camera will also be the first iPhone camera to offer support for recording 4K videos, which is a feature Samsung has had on its phones since last year with both the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4.
Gurman also reports that the front-facing camera used for FaceTime and for selfies is getting a significant improvement. Specifically, he says that the front-facing camera will include “an upgraded sensor for higher quality video calls and selfies,” as well as “front flash support” to make it easier to snap selfies in the dark.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus at a special event on September 9th less than two weeks from now. In addition to its 12-megapixel camera, the device has also been tipped to feature 2GB of RAM, faster LTE speeds, and Apple’s new A9 processor. The device will reportedly go on sale in the United States on September 18th.
To get the full scoop on the iPhone 6s’s new camera, be sure to read Gurman’s full report here.