A well-known and fairly reliable Weibo tech leaker has posted a list of potential specs for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. With the dogpile of previous rumors factored into account, we now have a more complete look at what will change and what will not from the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
To the iPhone 7 first: it will be keeping the 4.7-inch screen size that’s been inherited since the iPhone 6 while also keeping the 1334 x 750 resolution. The battery crops up to 1,960mAh, the most potential it has ever had. That should power the TSMC-made A10 processor, made on a 16nm FinFET process, and supported with 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM. IPX7 water-resistance is also in the mix, good for 1 meter of immersion for up to half an hour.
The main camera, though, shows a bit of conservatism in its progress — the sensor size comes to 1/2.6 inches at an f/1.9 aperture shooting 12-megapixel shots. Optical Image Stabilization wasn’t mentioned in this rumor, but it has been in previous ones.
Interestingly enough, the iPhone 7 Plus keeps the aperture, but opts for a smaller 1/3-inch sensor instead. Given that we’re expecting a dual-camera setup for this model, it’s not surprising to see a little shrinkage with space constraints to consider. However, many see this patent application as a signal that Apple will use different focal lengths for each camera for imaging software applications instead of, say, Huawei’s purposing of dual sensors on its smartphones to capture more light and color information. That ultimately means that users may have a little less light to work with — where the straw breaks the camel’s back, we don’t know.
Other “Plus” variant spec lines are fairly comfortable, if not familiar: a 5.5-inch full HD display, a 2,910mAh battery and 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
We’re a week or so off the next release, so it’s about time we start seeing real paper or real webpages.