That’s what makes the iPhone 12 a great camera phone.

That's what makes the iPhone 12 a great camera phone.

Or maybe the best

Just a couple of years ago, on the camera market for top-end smartphones, everything was as monotonous as possible. Almost all (if not all) of the top devices were equipped with 12-megapixel Sony sensors.

However, at first, Huawei ordered unique sensors for its flagships, then solutions appeared on the market with a resolution of 48, 64 and even 108 megapixels. As a result, next year we may expect a situation where almost all the top camera phones will have different sensors. To clarify, we are talking about the main cameras.

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It seems that Apple is preparing its surprise, which, however, has nothing to do with the resolution of the optical sensor. According to a source, the Cupertino giant acquired the British startup Spectral Edge. This company specializes in the application of machine learning to improve the images received by the camera. In particular, to make them clearer and with more accurate colour reproduction.

In addition, the technology improves the image obtained in low light. The Spectral Edge method is based on mixing a colour image with infrared. Presumably, Apple can use the Spectral Edge developments to make cameras in their smartphones even better.

Interestingly, Spectral Edge technology can be implemented both at the software level and at the hardware level.

Source = Bloomberg

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