Are these the future iPhone 16 sensors? Rumored Sony sensors shoot up to 200MP

iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max
(Image credit: Future)

If you've been following the iPhone 15 rumor mill, you'll know that there has been a lot of back-and-forth about the likely image sensor in a premium iPhone 15 Pro Max. Will it be a bigger 1-inch IMX989, or the same old IMX803 48MP 1/1.28-inch quad-Bayer sensor.

Perhaps there is a 'third way'. Sony's new IMX903 and IMX907 chips are being touted to steer somewhere between the two size-wise but include a layer of sub-pixels which can improve focusing, and dual-layer transistor pixel sensor tech.

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