2019 iPhone Lineup’s Night Photography To Rival Pixel Lineup’s Output
As the summer settles in, reports for the 2019 iPhone lineup are starting to flow in. Apple's expected to once again launch three new iPhones, that will succeed last year's iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. All three devices will add a new camera sensor to their rear camera setups, and now we've got a report for a new software-based camera feature. Take a look below for more details.
Fresh Report Claims That Apple Intends To Take On Google And Huawei With A Brand New 'Night Mode' For The 2019 iPhone Lineup
Despite being branded as a generational upgrade over their predecessors, Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup will only make changes in a few segments. The biggest upgrades will be in the camera department, as we'll have to wait for another year before Apple's An processors shrink their node from 7nm to 5nm. While we're on that end, it's important to note that the 2019 iPhone XI, iPhone XI Max and iPhone XI(R) will come with the world's first EUV fabricated processors.
For the upcoming iPhones' camera, Max Weinbach is back today with some more details. In an earlier expose, the tipster gave us uncorroborated details for the iPhones' camera hardware, particularly for their ISP. Apple was one of the first smartphone companies to design a custom ISP for the iPhone when it launched the iPhone 7 Plus. And according to Max's earlier report, the 7nm+ A13 SoC will feature the Cupertino tech giant's largest Image Signal Processor to date.
What will this silicon be used for? Well, Weinbach believes that Apple will introduce a new 'Night Mode' on the 2019 iPhone lineup. This will allow the smartphones to retain detail and reduce noise in low-light photographs. It will also allow users to take photographs without using the iPhones' flash. Google's Night Sight for the Pixel smartphones takes into account factors such as ambient light, motion and noise to take a number of photographs and merge them into one final image. Whether Apple's solution will follow a similar approach is unclear at the moment.
With the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, Apple introduced 'Smart HDR'. The feature is Apple's attempt at computational photography, an art that's gained popularity with Google's Pixel lineup. Smart HDR takes different elements from different photographs and combines them into a single 'best' image. It's an interesting take at computational photography, and if Weinbach's report is correct, then Apple will take it to a new level with a larger ISP on the 2019 iPhone lineup.
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