Apple to add HD front camera for better Facetime calling in next iPhone?

Ever since Apple introduced iPhone 4 with a front camera for Facetime, we have been hearing rumors about them adding HD camera for high quality video calling. Now AppleInsider reports citing information from a research note by KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that the upcoming iPhone will sport a front camera with HD resolution and will allow users to have high quality video calls over the internet. Ming-Chi Kuo in the same report suggested that the next gen iPhone will carry a larger display, thinner design, and same battery as it’s predecessor. 

Kuo belieives that the new iPhone will have 8-megapixel camera, the similar to the one found on current iPhone 4S but with better aperture range of f/2.2. The camera found on iPhone 4S has f/2.4 aperture range. According to Kuo, the rear camera of the next iPhone will feature a thinner design and will make the new design the most challenging iPhone design yet. AppleInsider writes

According to his analysis, the new iPhone’s rear camera will have a CCM of 5.55mm and a lens TTL of 4mm, down from 6mm and 4.8mm on the iPhone 4S. Apple’s suppliers will reportedly face “unprecedented challenges” producing the rear camera component because of the changes to the design.


In the table above you can see the specs and sources of cameras Apple has used in it’s mobile phones since the original iPhone that was released in 2007. This table by KGI Research suggests that the front HD camera for the new iPhone will be produced by OmniVission, that has been making front cameras for both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

The new iPhone is expected to launch in the fall with 4.0-inch screen, better cameras, thinner design, and more.

[AppleInsider/image credit @JawadHadi]

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