News tagged ‘CMOS’
Following the iFixit’s dismantiling of an iPad 3, Chipworks has
Tim Cook just announced much anticipated iPhone 4S. On the outside the iPhone 4S looks exactly like its predecessor iPhone 4, but on the inside it's "all new." Apple has put inside a dual-core A5 CPU, a new dual-core GPU that boosts graphics performance by up to 7x. The display is the same 3.5-inch Retina with VGA front camera.
The back camera got much better. It features 8MP sensor, backside illuminated CMOS sensor for better low-light performance, 5-element lens with a hybrid IR filter and apertures down to f/2.4. The 4S can record 1080p video and has a new image signal processor for image stabilization and facial recognition. The camera is also quite a bit faster than many other smartphone shooters. It needs just 1.1 seconds before being ready to take the first shot and only half a second between successive images.
The antennas on the sides have been rebuilt and iOS will intelligently switch between two different sets on the fly to avoid dropping calls no matter how you hold it. Those antennas are connected to a dual-mode GSM and CDMA radio that will let Apple's handset roam the globe while enjoying either 14.4Mbps HSPA+ or EV-DO Rev. A.
An investment firm Detwiler Fenton & Co. claimed today in its note on Barron's that OmniVision will be the supplier of CMOS image sensors for the next-gen iPad. That means the next iPad will have a forward-facing camera to support FaceTime feature.
Moreover, it is said in the note that Omnivision will also supply another 5MP camera which will be allegedly placed on the rear side of the iPad. OmniVision is an existing Apple's partner which currently supplies sensors for iPhone.
The photos were made by Soren Ragsdale and Jason Mullins, and they represent the iPhone’s way of image acquisition.
Unfortunately there is no flash on the iPhone's camera. The picture quality and the resulting video are really good, but when it's dark you just do not see anything on photos. According to rumors, in fact, Apple is looking to buy from a specialized manufacturer a large amount of LED flash to be mounted close to the camera probably in the next version of iPhone.
OmniVision Technologies is the current manufacturer of the iPhone 3GS 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor. Digitimes sources are claiming that OmniVision won a new contract with Apple to provide new sensors for the next-generation iPhone (iPhone 4G?). The new CMOS image sensors are 5 megapixels. The orders are expected to be increased too, from 20-21 million estimated this year, to 40 to 45 million CMOS for the 2010.
One more interesting, fantastic device. Indeed it is the first phone in the world to record video in HD 720p (1280 × 720). Here are the photos (click to get high resolution images):
Samsung OMNIA HD (I8910) Product Specification:
HSUPA 5.76Mbps / HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
Symbian S60 5.0 (Full touch UI)
3.7" 16M Full Touch QHD AMOLED (360x640)
8 Megapixel CMOS + CIF
Auto-Focus / Power LED Flash / Face Detection/Smile Shot / Blink Shot / Panorama Shot
DivX / XviD / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MPEG4, RV
24fps@HD(1280 x 720p) Video recording
DLNA & HD TV out (DLNA dongle needed)
Video Editing: Trim video, Audio dubbing, Live dubbing, Add subtitle, Image capture
FM Radio with RDS
MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / RA
Dual Stereo Speaker & DNSe 2.0: )
GPS / S-GPS / Xtragps with Navigation, Proximacy, Light Sensor, Compass, Accelerometer
Advanced TouchWiz UI with Widget
Bluetooth v2.0 / USB 2.0 / Wi-Fi
8GB / 16GB Flash + External Memory slot : microSDHC™ (up to 32GB)
123 x 58 x 12.9