Next-Gen iPhone To Get A 12MP Camera With Improved Sensitivity [rumor]

Apple’s next-generation “iPhone 5S” could employ a rear-facing camera with an improved 12MP sensor capable of producing high dynamic range images and better nighttime photos.

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A higher quality imager has been a much-rumored feature for the forthcoming iPhone, as the current iPhone 5 carried over the 8-megapixel unit from the iPhone 4S.

With the upcoming iPhone 5S said to be launching later this year, a new camera module could likely be one of the handset’s major spec bumps as a redesign is not expected. Apple may also institute a revamped optics/sensor system to minimize “purple fringing” seen in some instances with the current module, a byproduct of compact camera systems with short focal lengths.

The rumor comes from Vietnamese blog Tinhte.vn, which claims that the new information originated from an inside source at iPhone camera module maker Wonderful Saigon Electrics.

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