Next-gen iPhone will have an 8 MP OmniVision camera, no LTE?

Tags: Apple, Sony, iOS, iPhone, Rumors

The rumor mill is churning up new speculations of the next-gen iPhone camera. The upcoming iDevice could very well end up with an OmniVision camera, instead of the previously rumored Sony snapper. Also an LTE-enabled iPhone is unlikely to hit the market in 2011 due to low interest and the slow growth of the LTE networks.

According to the DigiTimes sources the next-gen iPhone will begin its production in August and go on sale as early as September. The device will supposedly be dubbed iPhone 4S, which if true might be one of the most unfortunate namings we have ever seen (just say it out loud and you will see what we mean). Also we got word that Qualcomm will be the manufacturer of the 3G and CDMA radios of the smartphone.

The camera of the iPhone 4S has been a target of discussion before, when we thought Sony will be the one to manufacture it, supplying their Exmor R backside illuminated sensors to Apple. However latest gossip points at OmniVision sticking around for another round. It's rumored that OmniVision will supply the image sensors, while Largan Precision the lens kits.

This leaves us guessing about the sensor resolution. Smart money are still on an 8 MP unit but OmniVision has just announced their new generation 5 MP sensor, the OV5690, which has the ability to shoot 1080p video at 30 fps or 720p video at 60 fps. The new sensor will be 20% slimmer side, which might help it find its place and knowing Apple's love for slim devices might end up in their next smartphone.

It's less than a month now until the WWDC (it's starting 6 June), where the iPhone 4S should be unveiled. We hope so as we've seen the best come out of Android for now and are eager to see what Apple will answer with.

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Next-gen iPhone will have an 8 MP OmniVision camera, no LTE? - reader comments

  • Re

Wait... Solid and strong? And the #1 cause of a broken iphone, being dropped. I couldn't use an iphone, I drop my phone far too much.

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  • 2011-05-25 20:17
  • jIt4
  • ACR

N8 is laggy as hell though.

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  • 2011-05-22 02:38
  • 4cSG
  • ACR

N8 screen has like 10 pixels so it won't look good. N8>Galaxy S2>Optimus 2X/Xperia Ar>Galaxy S>iPhone 4

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  • 2011-05-22 02:37
  • 4cSG