Will Sony’s camera tech make for a thinner iPhone 5?

Will Sony’s camera tech make for a thinner iPhone 5?Yesterday I scribbled a bit about Sony’s new “HDR Movie” action and “RGBW Coding” for photos. Essentially they’ll allow for sexy snapshots in dark rooms (oo er) and colourful videos in bright conditions.

Now we’re wondering if said technology might actually make for a thinner iPhone 5.

Y’see, the snapper in Apple’s iPhone 4S is an 8MP Sony effort, and there’s every chance the Californians will stick with the Japanese for the iPhone 5.

The rumour mill is suggesting all sorts of improvements for the iPhone 5, including enhanced camera goodness. Of course, resultantly, that means the iPhone 5 might be a tad chunkier. Or will it?

Sony’s new CMOS image sensors have clearly been designed with slimness in mind; the Japanese manufacturer was keen to stress that they’re “compact” in the press release. As I mentioned yesterday, samples start shipping in March.

At 9.3mm, the iPhone 4S isn’t particularly thin. In fact, it’s positively chubby compared to the current “world’s thinnest smartphone” – the Huawei Ascend P1 S. It weighs in at 6.68mm.

Previous “world’s thinnest smartphone”s include the Fujitsu Arrows at 6.7mm, and the Motorola Razr at 7.1mm.

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onlineo  Jan. 25, 2012 at 12:20

How about add 1mm and make the battery last 10-20% longer. Much better idea!

MDrX  Jan. 25, 2012 at 12:45

Yeah! look at my thin phone (in it's case) it is the thinnest phone on the market (when not in it's case).

iPhone 4S thickness is fine, it doesn't need trimming just because. More juice!

Xiang53  Feb. 11, 2012 at 04:58

It'l definitely be thicker but not by a whole lot. I wonder if the iPhone 5 will increase the width.


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