iPhone 5 To Sport Thinner Chassis With HD FaceTime Camera [Report]

Looks like all sorts of rumors regarding Apple’s 6th generation iPhone are pouring in today. Earlier, we reported how an analyst believes the next iPhone will indeed have a 16:9 display and now, another report by Apple Insider speculates the iPhone 5 to sport a front-facing camera capable of HD resolution. The report claims that in addition to an HD FaceTime camera, Apple will also adopt a flip-chip (FC) solution for the front-facing camera on the upcoming iPhone, according KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo. The camera’s position would also be moved to the middle.

Detailing from the source:

Kuo noted that an HD front camera would better suit the 4-inch display that he expects Apple’s sixth-generation handset to have. Currently, the front-facing camera of the iPhone 4S is capable of VGA resolution.

As for the rear-facing camera, Kuo said Apple will likely retain the 8-megapixel camera while improving the aperture range to go up to f/2.2. The iPhone 4S has a maximum aperture of f/2.4. The analyst also predicted that the rear camera on the next iPhone will be noticeable thinner, “making it the most challenging iPhone design yet.”

According to his analysis, the new iPhone’s rear camera will have a CCM of 5.55mm and a lens TTL of 4mm, down from 6mm and 4.8mm on the iPhone 4S. 

Apple is expected to launch the next generation iPhone with a brand new design this fall in either September or October.