The next iPhone could have a much better camera

Getting bigger, I see.

Fortune

Apple’s next iPhone may come with the most powerful camera the smartphone has had yet.

The presumed upgrade to the iPhone will likely feature a 12-megapixel camera, up from the 8 megapixels it’s had since the iPhone 4S debuted in 2011, according to IHS China analyst Kevin Wong.

Megapixels are a measure of the detail a camera can capture — the more the better, usually. The number of them in the iPhone’s camera has been unchanged in recent years.

But the size of a megapixel also matters (a larger megapixel filters more light, which means better image resolution). Apple has increased their size starting with the iPhone 5S, which has improved the quality of images its camera takes.

Samsung, on the other hand, has upgraded its Galaxy S smartphones to 16 megapixels starting with the Galaxy S5 in April 2014.

Over the years, Apple [fortune-stock symbol=”AAPL”] has upgraded the iPhone’s…

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The next iPhone could have a much better camera

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