iPhone 4G 5MP Camera Shuns OmniVision for LG Innotek CMOS Sensors

April 29, 2010, By Atul Roach

There were constant rumors regarding the next generation iPhone supporting an upgraded camera with a far better sensor, but even the lost iPhone prototype which Gizmodo intersected thoroughly could not confirm this change. The news has however managed to percolate through various channels and it is now confirmed that the LG Innotek will be the one supplying the 5-megapixel cameras for Apple’s next-generation smartphone.

This directly implies that Apple has decided to bid adieu to the 2MP and 3MP sensors from OmniVision which were used in the iPhone 3G and 3GS versions. Google Nexus One may not be a smartphone as good as the iPhone but its 5MP camera (which too uses the LG Innotek CMOS sensor) was definitely better and Apple has now filled in this void with a sensible decision.

OmniVision was expected to have bagged another deal for the iPhone 4G and it was to offer a more powerful sensor however, those speculations have now been proved wrong. LG Innotek is the electronics component making branch of LG which produces these high end sensors in its Gumi plant.

Innotek is excited about its technology being recognized in the global market and this deal will definitely help the company profits to expand furthermore.

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