When most front-facing mobile cameras are shoehorned in between a myriad of sensors, they seldom have the breathing room they’d need for truly noteworthy performance. However, all of that is about to change…
Omnivision — maker of the iPhone 5’s front-facing camera sensor — have just announced the OV2724, which crams a full 1080p sensor (or 2MP, compared to the current camera’s 1.2MP sensor) into a tiny cube small enough to go into the next iPhone. And it even shoots at 60 frames per second and offers some impressive dynamic range to boot.
The OV2724 is going into production this summer which ( at least in theory ) should make it ready for the iPhone 5S. But it’s more likely that Apple will keep this update for next year when they will release a major update to their mobile line – iPhone 6….