New iPhone 5 rumor indicates better camera and new supplier

By Posted 25 May 2011, 10:25

Earlier on we informed you about some rumored new images of the iPhone 5 showing a new flash placement on the back casing, but now we have some even more exciting rumors to tell you about. It has been reported that the iPhone 5 will be equipped with an 8MP rear camera sensor, after Apple has struck a deal with a new component supplier.

The supplier in question is Largan Precision, and according to a fresh article published by Digitimes, they have agreed a deal with Apple which will see Largan Precision produce 8 megapixel camera sensors for the iPhone 5 in the third quarter of 2011.

Interestingly, the article adds that Largan Precision’s business generally comes from selling 5MP camera sensors for devices, with just a small portion of their workload spent on producing 8MP sensors. Obviously this will change considerably if they are indeed confirmed to be Apple’s new camera supplier for the iPhone 5.

There are not any details on the front facing camera for Apple’s new device yet, but we’re hoping that it will be around the 2MP mark to keep up with the Android competition on the market. Of course, it’s not the first time that Digitimes has come out and splashed the dirt on Apple hardware secrets. Let’s hope this particular one turns out to be true, as an 8MP camera on the iPhone 5 sounds lovely to us.

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