In a new analysis note, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that Apple is creating important enhancements to each front and rear cameras on the next-generation iPhone, advances driven by a want to decrease the thickness of the device and to boost compatibility with a brand new 16:9 display.
According to Kuo, the rear camera on the iPhone can stay at eight megapixels, however the aperture are increased from f/2.4 to f/2.2 so as to cut back camera module height by nearly zero.5 mm.
[A] range of elements have needed a slim-down. The element that may endure the foremost dramatic make-over is that the rear camera. Our analysis shows that iPhone five can feature the first-ever slimmed rear camera of all iPhones, in an endeavor to deliver an ultra-slim iPhone five.
Meanwhile, to reinforce photography effects, iPhone 5’s rear camera can feature a bigger f/2.2 aperture than iPhone 4S’s f/2.4. However, larger aperture suggests that a lot of noises. additionally, the reduced thickness suggests that even bigger challenges for lens style and assembly, as not only the lens, however additionally the voice coil motor (VCM) and CMOS image sensor (CIS) ought to be slimmer. Finally, the compact camera module (CCM) suppler, accountable for the terminal assembly, are confronted by assembly yield.
As for the front-facing camera, Kuo argues that Apple’s move to a 16:9 display can drive a major boost to HD quality for the front camera. HD offers identical 16:9 side ratio because the new show, as opposition the 4:3 side ratio of the present VGA-quality FaceTime camera, and Apple can seemingly wish to require full advantage of the device’s new screen. additionally, moving the FaceTime camera to on top of the earpiece can permit for a lot of targeted pictures, improving the user expertise.
The report additionally indicates that Apple is adopting flip-chip packing for the new front-facing camera, a method that may end in a thinner assembly and simplify lens production by moving the blue glass filter to the camera module itself.
Kuo has offered correct info on variety of occasions within the past, hoping on sources inside Apple’s provide chain to piece along Apple’s product plans.