Digitimes recently reported that popular image sensor manufacturer and Apple’s old supplier OmniVision had won the order for the supply of image sensors (camera) for iPhone 5. Although OmniVision is the selected image sensor supplier for Apple, but news states that 90% of the cameras will be supplied by OmniVision whilst other 10% will be supplied by Sony.
OmniVision has grabbed a majority of total CMOS image sensor (CIS) orders placed by Apple for the fifth-generation iPhone, market sources have claimed. Meanwhile, power amplifier (PA) supplier Avago Technologies has landed orders for the WCDMA version of the device for its first time, according to the sources.
About 90% of the CIS orders for Apple’s new iPhone will be supplied by OmniVision, while Sony takes up the remainder, the sources said. The upcoming device will feature a built-in 8-megapixel camera, the sources added.
Earlier rumors proposed Sony to be the only Supplier for next-gen iPhones, but this NEWS was nothing more than a new invention by bloggers. It was obvious that OmniVision will become the major supplier for Apple because Apple is in long-term relationship with OmniVision. Not only that, but OmniVision has recently released a series of new sensors including improved 5MP, 8MP and 10MP among which some are even Full HD (1080p) capable.
A new speculation and leaked images of product also brings the new Camer-Flash place rumor for iPhone 5. Sources report that camera will not have an attached flash instead it will be on another side of camera. Apple.pro released an image comparing iPhone 4 and new iPhone 5’s camera sensors and a photoshop mockup of how the new Camera-Flash position might look like.
Current 5MP camera with HD and HDR capabilities which comes with iPhone 4 excels in the camera technology, no other 5MP camera is as good as of iPhone 4’s, now when Apple has decided to offer a 8MP camera with its next iPhone – it would be imminent to see how well does it performs and does it bring Full HD Capabilities to its iDevices or not. Well, when companies like Samsung, LG and Nokia has already launched 12MP camera phones into market will Apple’s iPhone 5 be able to compete with them in “Best Camera Phone” segment? What do you think? Share with us through TheGeekDaily’s commenting system.