LG Innotek supplying iPhone HD 5MP camera as OmniVision shunned?

Apr 29, 2010
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LG Innotek supplying iPhone HD 5MP camera as OmniVision shunned?

While the leaked iPhone HD was partially dismantled before being returned to Apple, unfortunately that wasn't enough to confirm who are supplying them with what's expected to be a 5-megapixel camera chip.  According to a new report this week, contrary to earlier predictions the next-gen iPhone will use an LG Innotek CMOS, rather than an OmniVision version.

OmniVision are Apple's current camera sensor suppliers for the iPhone 3GS, and a report in December last year suggested that they'd won the contract for the new, higher-resolution chip this time around.  That was followed up with OmniVision executives apparently hinting earlier this month that a deal was in place.  Whichever supplier is chosen, the 5-megapixel camera is expected to be paired with an LED flash, and have a second - lower resolution - counterpart on the front of the handset for video calls.  We're expecting Apple to announce the iPhone HD at the kick-off of WWDC 2010 on June 7th; SlashGear will be there, liveblogging the whole event.

[via Apple Insider]


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