Rumour: iPhone 5S to Feature 12MP Camera, Improved Night Shooting


The next generation iPhone will sport a 12MP camera and an improved night shooting feature, a source from the Vietnam branch of a Japanese Apple supplier has told


The source reveals that Wonderful Saigon Electrics (WSE) has a facility in Bing Duong, which specializes in providing camera modules for the iPhone. This is the same source that correctly informed the Vietnamese blog last year that the iPhone 5 would have an 8MP camera, not 10MP as initially rumoured.

The Vietnamese blog has been accurate before when reporting Apple rumours: They have posted hands-on videos with the Earpods and have been able to get a hold of pre-release and prototype Apple handsets in the past, like the prototype iPhone and a white iPhone 4 running iOS 4.

While we cannot confirm the authenticity of the source or the information, the 12MP camera seems like a likely step Apple could take with the highly anticipated next generation iPhone, alongside the much needed improvement for low-light shooting compared to the Nokia Lumia, which has ‘better’ low light performance.


  • Al

    Very plausible with regard to low light shooting. It’s not likely that Apple would stand by and be bettered by a competitor on a feature like that for long.

    I’m not a true expert on this, but I would think that the number of megapixels on a phone will soon become a farce if they attempt to increase them much more. The sensor size is just so small that there is bound to be a point negligible return.

    And a 12mp iPhone camera is not nearly as good as a 12mp P&S camera, which in turn is not nearly as good as a 12mp DSLR.

  • Anthony W

    I think Nokia Lumia 920 and now HTC One are stepping into the right direction for others to follow in regards to camera.

  • Low light image wars are ramping up. But really, as we creep into higher megapixels file sizes increase too, which quickly saps up free space. Interesting play by the One.