Two Suppliers Will Provide 8-Megapixel Cameras for iPhone 5 [Report]

Two Suppliers Will Provide 8-Megapixel Cameras for iPhone 5 [Report]

Those of you wishing for an 8-megapixel camera in the upcoming iPhone 5 might just be in luck. According to a report from Taiwan Economic News, Apple has secured deals with two manufacturers who will supply 8-megapixel cameras for Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone.

Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical are said to be the two chosen suppliers, according to the report. Both companies were responsible for supplying the 5-megapixel camera currently used in the iPhone 4, and securing the iPhone 5 deal is said to be a massive boost for the two.

Orders from both Largan and Genius mean the companies combined enjoyed about 27.5% of the global market share last year, thanks, of course, to the iPhone’s increasing popularity.

As AppleInsider notes, while we’ve heard a number of conflicting rumors regarding the iPhone 5’s shape, size, and display, speculation regarding the introduction of two particular features — the Apple A5 chip and an 8-megapixel camera — seems to have been consistent throughout.

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  • Dom

    I remember reading so many reports of sony supplying the cameras for them..hmm..

  • TonyBlaze

    I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use http://goo.gl/WI0s3

  • MirelBanj

    I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use http://goo.gl/WI0s3

  • MirelBanj

    I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use  http://l-k.be/9l

  • Joel Grissom

    these are LENS suppliers, the article is a bit incorrect

  • imajoebob

    Putting this in the touch would make it worth buying.

  • Ankit Siddhartha

    this just means certain iphones with certain cameras will be better, sort of how the LCD panels on the macbook were like that

  • Darren James

    Thanks for sharing informatic contents about iphone 4 deals handset. These sources are really useful for apple iphone lovers.

  • Simon Taylor

    Both of these suppliers are lens suppliers NOT image sensor manufacturers. I had heard that Omnivision were to be the supplier of sensors for the new phone. http://www.ovt.com

  • Darren James

    but iphone is not released till now. how can we find feedback about camera of iphone 5 deals.

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