Apple is gearing up to launch its next generation of flagship smartphones, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max, later this year. According to a new leak, the devices will sport some impressive upgrades in terms of camera and build quality.
The leak comes from Digital Chat Station, a reliable tipster on Weibo, who claims that the iPhone 16 Pro models will have a 1/1.14-inch main camera sensor and a periscope telephoto lens. The former will allow for better low-light performance and dynamic range. At the same time, the latter will enable up to 5x optical zoom and 20x digital zoom, thanks to the new Tetraprism lens technology.
The tipster also reveals that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will have a glass back that is made using a G+P solution. This means that the glass and plastic are molded together, resulting in a more durable and scratch-resistant surface. The same technique is also expected to be used by Huawei for its upcoming smartphones.
The design of the iPhone 16 Pro series was previously leaked in renders, which showed a new Capture button on the side, a smaller Dynamic Island on the front, and slightly taller displays. The devices are also rumored to feature a 120Hz ProMotion display, a faster A16 Bionic chip, and improved Face ID and MagSafe.
Apple is likely to announce the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max in September or October, along with the regular iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus. The prices and availability of the devices are yet to be confirmed, but we will keep you updated with the latest news and rumors.