The next flagship smartphone from Apple, which is going to be the iPhone 6 could definitely do a lot better which some enhancements in the camera, and at the same time retaining the 8 megapixel sensor.
According to reports, Largan Precision, the supplier of iPhone’s camera module, suffered a dip in its stock prices on Wednesday as investors reacted to a rumor that the upcoming flagship device will continue to use an 8 megapixel sensor and will not upgrade to a better sensor in the 12 megapixel – 16 megapixel range.
However, it was also reported that the iPhone 6 could also feature improved and enhanced optical image stabilization, which will reduce the blurring associated with the camera during exposure.
Nomura Securities reported that the recently lagging performance by Largan in the market is due to the speculation that Apple may adopt an 8-megapixel sensor with improved OIS in the upcoming iPhone 6.
This decision by Apple is based on the design requirement to retain the handsets more portable form factor.
It was also stated by Nomura Securities that Largan retains a leading edge among competing suppliers, as even though Apple has decided to retain the same pixel count, Largan is among the few companies capable of coping with the complexity of the camera module.
To produce camera modules will small-factor design, a significantly improved optical aperture and resolution ability is required, which are the competitive strength of Largan.
The tech-giant based out of Cupertino had first introduced an 8 megapixel sensor back in 2011 with the iPhone 4S, and had decided to incorporate similar modules in the iPhone 5 in 2012 and then iPhone 5c in 2013.
Despite of the continued usage of an 8-megapixel sensor in the latest flagship device, iPhone 5s, the phone received several hardware and software improvements, including increased pixel size, a larger camera aperture and new ‘True Tone’ duel LED flash.