Upcoming iPhone to use new superslim Omnivision 8MP camera?

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Good news for iPhone users, it would appear that Apple could be using the new 8 megapixel camera which is 20 percent slimmer than any other 8 megapixel in commercial use today.

Omnivision have built a new camera which is only 4.7mm in height, which is reduced from 6.5mm within the current 4.5 megapixel camera used in the iPhone 4.

OmniVision unveils the slimmest 8MP smartphone camera module OV8850 Upcoming iPhone to use new superslim Omnivision 8MP camera?

While it would make a great addition to the next iPhone, several sources say that the new camera sensor might not be ready in time for the iPhone 5 release.

The company issued a release which said “With our new OmniBSI-2 architecture, we have further miniaturized our pixels while delivering a 20 percent improvement in peak quantum efficiency in all color channels, a 35 percent improvement in low-light sensitivity and a 45 percent increase in full-well capacity in an extremely compact and power efficient package,” said Per Rosdahl, senior product manager at OmniVision. “This 1.1-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel enables the next generation of miniaturization in mobile cameras, and is key to the high-resolution smartphone camera roadmap.”

Kitguru says: The technology keeps improving, but hopefully the new camera doesn’t suffer too badly from increased noise.

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