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

Apr 29, 2010
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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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