Premium Camera Tech to Separate 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Models

By Gerald Lynch on at

It won't just be screen size that will separate the rumoured 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 handsets. A new report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the larger phone will come with a number of premium features over the smaller device, most notably in the camera components used.

While it's expected to still be an improvement over the camera system seen in the iPhone 5S, Kuo is expecting the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 to be missing the optical image stabilisation tech that compensates for any shakiness during a camera's exposure. Coming at a premium over open loop VCM systems, OIS will instead be reserved for the high-end 5.5-inch iPhone "phablet".

In the megapixel stakes however, both are expected to be on a par -- Apple's never chased the ludicrous megapixel counts of its rivals, with both iPhone 6 models expected to stick with an 8MP Sony sensor, customised for Apple's needs. [Apple Insider]