The smartphone camera wars are really heating up, with the Sony Xperia Z2 coming in at 20.7MP, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom reportedly brewing a 20MP snapper, and the Nokia Lumia 1020 sitting at 41MP.
As such, the iPhone 6 will inevitably up its game, taking the megapixel count to a whole new level, right? Uhm…
According to Apple Insider, which credits anonymous “people familiar with the matter”, the iPhone 6 won’t participate in the great megapixel race.
More specifically, iPhone 6 specs will include an 8MP rear camera, same as the iPhone 5s. And the iPhone 5. And the iPhone 4S.
Of course, there’s more to smartphone cameras than just megapixels. Low-light performance is a big focus at the moment, and Jan will happily tell you he wasn’t all that impressed with the 20.7MP Sony Xperia Z1.
Even if Apple does stick with what’s technically 8MP, the iPhone 6’s camera will inevitably improve upon the performance of the iPhone 5s' shooter.
And of course we’re still several months away from the iPhone 6 launch, so let’s all get the credit cards out and do a few lines of delicious salt.
The iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s/c all launched in autumn, though it’s rumoured that the iPhone 6 might launch as soon as the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in summer.