iPhone 5 main camera is made by Sony while the front camera is from OmniVision
2012/09/26 Leave a comment
In June, there is some evidence that iPhone 5 may have 16 MP camera from OmniVision. However, finally there is no big upgrade for iPhone 5 camera, which is still 8MP camera, not so-called 16 MP.
Now, a photo of camera part from ChipWorks shows that the main camera of iPhone 5 is from Sony. As we know, Sony had provided camera for Apple iPhone 4S last year. Before, the iPhone camera is from US company OmniVision. (Note: Omnivision had supplied 3MP camera for iPhone 3GS and a backside-illuminated 5MP camera for iPhone 4.) Earlier, Sony chief executive Howard Stringer revealed that his company is supplying Apple with camera technology and now it’s clear what he meant. Sony has both the tradition and the aggressiveness to deliver the camera on the best selling smartphone so far. So it’s not very surprising that Sony produces iPhone camera again for Apple.
But the front-facing camera is from OmniVision, according to Chipworks. iPhone 5’s front camera is upgraded from VGA to 1.2 megapixels this time, which allows the iPhone 5 to support 720p Facetime HD video chats.
With the updated iPhone 5 camera, new ScanCard for iOS is on the way, too.