Apple iPhone 17 News: There will be a big upgrade in the front lens, which will significantly improve the quality of FaceTime and selfie images.
Apple iPhone 17 Front Camera
The front camera on the iPhone 17 will be upgraded to a 24MP/6P lens (compared with the 12MP/5P of the iPhone 15 and 16), which is expected to significantly improve image quality.
Here, Yujingguang is the company that supplies the main lens of the iPhone’s front camera. The 6P lens costs 100-120% more than the 5P, so it’s expected to make a significant contribution to Yujingguang’s 2H25 revenue of more than NT$3 billion.
Although there are currently reports from various parties that the iPhone 16 Pro series will have a periscope lens (called quadruple reflective lens by Apple), the real upgrade may have to wait for another year. According to the latest survey report by Apple analyst (Hong Kong Tianfeng International Securities analyst) Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple plans to significantly upgrade the front lens of iPhone 17, which may be equipped with a 24MP/6P lens. Compare the current iPhone 15 with this fall’s The size of the 12MP/5P lens on the upcoming iPhone 16 will be doubled.
The news comes from well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who posted on the social platform X on Thursday that optical lens manufacturer Genius Electronic Optical is the key winner in the resumption of the high-end lens upgrade cycle.
The company will have several key growth drivers from high-end products in the next 1–2 years, including the iPhone 17’s front camera lens upgrade, iPhone 16 Pro series periscope lens (Apple calls it quadruple reflex lens), Vision Pro’s High unit price three-piece lens Pancake design, iPhone 16 Pro series ultra-wide-angle lens, and Huawei P70 series ultra-wide-angle lens.
He pointed out that Yujingguang is the main lens supplier of iPhone front lenses, and according to the latest rumors, Apple will usher in a major update to its front TrueDepth original depth-sensing lens, upgrading from the 12MP/5P lens of iPhone 15 to 24MP. /6P lens, but it will take two years before the update, so it is speculated that it will be installed on the iPhone 17 at the earliest. It will not only effectively improve the quality of Face ID and selfie images, but also significantly improve the quality of FaceTime video.
Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Yujingguang will become the main supplier of ultra-wide-angle lenses for the iPhone 16 Pro series. He also revealed that the ultra-wide-angle camera of the iPhone 16 Pro will be upgraded to 48MP/0.7um/(1/2.6″), which is expected to increase the output specification compared to 12MP and improve the image quality. There will be improvements. The iPhone 16 Pro will retain the ultra-wide-angle 6P lens design, and its price will increase only slightly. However, the increasing production volume is expected to increase Yujingguang’s profits and profits from the ultra-wide-angle lens .
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