iPhone 5 HD camera details suited for 4-incher
Although many people are hoping to see an announcement of the Apple iPhone 5 at next week’s WWDC 2012 we feel this is still looking unlikely. It hasn’t stopped the iPhone 5 being the subject of continued rumors and leaks though and today we have some more news to bring you, this time regarding an iPhone 5 HD camera that seems to be suited for a 4-incher.
At the weekend we gave you our observations on why the iPhone 5 could continue the success of Apple’s iconic smartphone series despite growing competition from top-notch competition and then earlier today we passed on further news about a possible 4.08-inch display. If you’ve been keeping up-to-date on the rumors about the next iPhone you’ll already be well aware that a larger screen is one of the most widely-reported new features expected for the new iPhone and this seems to be gaining strength with every new leak.
The latest news is that the front-facing camera of the iPhone 5 will have HD resolution and that this would actually be a better choice for the 4-inch display expected on the sixth-generation iPhone. This comes from an analyst insider’s report brought to our attention by Apple Insider. Mingchi Kuo, a KGI analyst, told of a few “essential adjustments” for the next iPhone in a note to investors this week and the step up to an HD front-facing shooter rather than the VGA on the current iPhone 4S would certainly please many potential iPhone 5 customers.
As well as this Kuo said that the camera will be moved to the middle and that a flip-chip (FC) solution will also be used. Many are expecting improvements to the rear camera as well and Kuo says that although the rear shooter will still be 8-megapixels the aperture range could be improved to f/2.2 and that it will also be significantly thinner. The current iPhone photography capabilities were been hugely well received and of course any further improvements will boost the reputation that the iPhone already has for an excellent camera set-up.
We’ve spoken many times at Phones Review about how Apple needs a dramatically revamped look for the iPhone 5 and more news from Kuo suggests this. He discusses how the next iPhone will be the “most challenging iPhone design yet,” and also says that while the iPhone 4S has a CCM of 6mm and lens TTL of 4.8mm the iPhone 5 will have a CCM of 5.55mm and lens TTL of 4mm. You can check out KGI’s chart of various iPhone rear cameras below this story, courtesy of KGI Research. It’s worth remembering that back in April Kuo suggested that the next iPhone may only be 7.9mm thick as opposed to the 9.3mm thickness of the iPhone 4S. We feel that iPhone enthusiasts, both old and new, would also hugely welcome a new-look slimmer iPhone 5.
Of course we have to point out that none of this is confirmed but the closer we get to the iPhone 5 release the more credible the leaks and rumors become and of course plenty of it turns out to be accurate. Other rumored specs and features for the iPhone 5 are 4G LTE connectivity, an improved processor and iOS 6 while most tech sites still believe a fall launch is most likely. However there’s always a chance, however slim, that we may hear something about the iPhone 5 at WWDC 2012 next week.
We’re always interested to hear from our readers so tell us what you think of the idea that the iPhone 5 will feature an HD front-facing camera by sending your comments? Do you welcome the fact that a larger 4-inch display looks even more likely and what kind of new look would you like to see? Send your comments to let us know.