Following up to the previous rumor of the next gen iPhone carrying an 8 megapixel camera, another report has popped up by DigiTimes suggesting that the next iPhone will carry an 8 megapixel camera, something which we’ve already heard of, and the camera module suppliers are going to be OmniVision and Sony.


According to DigiTimes:

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.

From time to time different reports have popped up suggesting that the next gen iPhone will indeed have a camera module with a higher pixel count. The current camera of the iPhone 4 sports a 5 megapixel sensor and without any doubt its one of the best camera you’ll ever see on a smartphone in terms of image quality. A while back purported images of the “iPhone 5”’s camera module also popped up without giving away details of its resolution, but the noticeable feature was the design: the camera flash has been moved from right next to the camera to all the way to the corner of the device. We also speculate that the next iPhone will also have a higher resolution camera module compared to the current generation one, and expect the announcement of the next gen iPhone in Fall, the time when Apple plans to push out the final version of iOS 5.

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