Apple’s iPhone 5 Gets HD Camera
Tech analyst Mingchi Kuo has found from his sources that Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) next-generation iPhone is likely to include a high-definition front-facing camera that will employ a smaller chip and be located in the top center of the phone. According to KGI’s Kuo, Apple is expected to make “quite a few essential adjustments” to its next iPhone.
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Kuo wrote in a research note to investors that the new front camera would better suit the 4-inch display that he also expects the phone to include. He also notes that the rear camera will likely stay 8-megapixel strong, though its aperture range could go up to f/2.2 from the f/2.4 on the iPhone 4S.
Kuo also writes that the rear camera would possibly be noticeably thinner, in the development of which Apple’s suppliers have reportedly faced “unprecedented challenges.” Sony (NYSE:SNE), which provided the CMOS image sensor for the iPhone 4S, announced this January that it had developed a thinner next-generation CMOS.
Kuo expects the phone to be launched this fall and sell 65 to 70 million units just this year.