Apart from bringing a 120Hz refresh rate, Apple is reported to introduce improvements in rear camera, including large sensors that would allow for more light to let in for an enhanced image quality. And according to known Apple analyst Ming Chu Kuo, a high-end 6.7-inch iPhone model will come with sensor-shift image stabilisation.
The sensor-shift image stabilisation technology moves the image sensor like a gimbal around inside the camera to compensate for the hand shake. Presently, only image stabilisation is available on the latest iPhones (iPhone 11 series) on the wide and telephoto lenses, for which Apple uses optical image stabilisation, which uses lens movement (rather than sensor movement) to offset shake. It’s not yet clear whether all the three cameras will use the sensor-shift stabilization or not. Kuo predicted that the sensor-shift technology is likely to come to two to three new iPhone models in 2021.
The rumoured 6.7-inch iPhone is also expected to have the largest display in any iPhone ever and is reported to be slightly taller than the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Kuo also predicted that of the 2020 iPhone models, at least one of them would come with a periscope lens, allowing for a 5x optical or even 10x optical zoom as rumoured for the Huawei P40 Pro. The latest iPhones currently offer 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom.
To bring the high refresh rates, the iPhone maker is working with Samsung and LG, which have also earlier supplied OLED panels for the iPhone XS and XS Max. For 2020 iPhones, Apple is planning to bring a ‘switchable’ 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate screen. The switchable 120Hz refresh rate will use ProMotion technology, which would allow to dynamically scale refresh rates when needed.