The iPhone 15 Pro and Max will likely use the same sensors as the previous generation but will probably be equipped with a telephoto camera with variable zoom.
Apple will unveil the iPhone 15 series this year, and so far, there have been many rumors about these devices. In a new report, it is said that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will have a telephoto camera with a variable zoom lens.
As explained by a source on Twitter named Revegnus, the iPhone 15 Pro and Max will use the same sensors as the previous generation. Still, they will likely have a telephoto camera with variable zoom. The Twitter account has been making a lot of revelations over the past few months, but its track record has yet to be confirmed.
iPhone 15 Pro Max variable zoom lens
Like the Sony Xperia 1 Mark 3, a variable zoom camera can switch between two focal lengths. This phone has a movable glass that offers the user two different zoom options (3x and 4.4x) and can zoom between them digitally. Most reports say that the new periscope lens will only be used on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and the Pro model will not get it.
Revegnus also mentioned in his tweet that the iPhone 15 Pro Max would have the same image sensors as its predecessor, so we can expect the device to be equipped with a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto unit.
Currently, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has the best zoom among phones. The device has a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3x zoom and a 10-megapixel periscope camera with 10x optical zoom. In contrast, the iPhone 14 Pro Max can only do up to 3x optical zoom. Previous reports have suggested that the Galaxy 24 Ultra will only have a variable zoom camera, and the iPhone 15 Pro will take the same approach.