According to a recent report, “significant orders” for camera image sensors have been won by OmniVision. However, a small percentage of these units will also be provided by Sony.
For a while now, we’ve been hearing rumors claiming that Apple’s fifth generation iPhone will feature an improved camera. Now, DigitTimes claims that this is indeed the case, and that camera image sensors for the handset will be provided by OmniVision (90 percent) and Sony (10 percent).
According to the report:
OmniVision has grabbed a majority of total CMOS image sensor (CIS) orders placed by Apple for the fifth-generation iPhone, market sources have claimed. Meanwhile, power amplifier (PA) supplier Avago Technologies has landed orders for the WCDMA version of the device for its first time, according to the sources.
About 90% of the CIS orders for Apple’s new iPhone will be supplied by OmniVision, while Sony takes up the remainder, the sources said. The upcoming device will feature a built-in 8-megapixel camera, the sources added.
Other iPhone 5 camera-related rumors involve a repositioned flash unit, which was previously hinted at by several “leaked” cases. These cases suggested that the flash unit would be moved to the other side of the iPhone, and would sit parallel to the camera unit.