A new report from Taiwanese firm KGI suggests that Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone – possibly called iPhone 5 – will be significantly thinner than the previous model (iPhone 4S, released in October 2011, and measuring 9.3mm).
In a table that shows the iPhone 5’s cameras specifications, KGI mentions the device’s thickness, too. Reportedly, that’s of only 7.9 millimeters. This would make the new iPhone thinner than both the Samsung Galaxy S III, and HTC One X (which are two of its main competitors). It looks like Apple will keep the 8MP Sony sensor for the rear camera of the iPhone 5, but plans to upgrade the front-facing camera with an HD-capable sensor.
According to Apple Insider, the Taiwanese firm also seems to confirm that the next iPhone will have a 4 inch display (4.08 inches, to be exact) with a 1136 x 640 pixel resolution – for a 16:9 aspect ratio. By all means, increasing the screen size and resolution of its new smartphone is an important thing for Apple to do, if it wants to keep selling tens of millions of units.
We still don’t know exactly when the new iPhone will be officially announced. If production starts in late Q2 / early Q3, as rumored recently, the smartphone will likely not be unveiled in the next few months. We’ll let you know when new details about this appear.
Via Phone Arena
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