Apple iPhone 5C camera module: 8-megapixel camera like in iPhone 5?

Apple iPhone 5C camera module: 8-megapixel camera like in iPhone 5?
A supposed image of the camera module of the Apple iPhone 5C (‘C’ for color), previously referred as iPhone Lite or simply as the ‘affordable’ iPhone, has surfaced and rumors say it depicts an 8-megapixel camera, like the one on the iPhone 5.

The iPhone 5C was initially expected to be not only a more affordable version of the current iPhone series, but also one that is less powerful. That might not be the case and while some speculated the iPhone 5C would get only a 5-megapixel camera, this latest rumors coming straight out of Chinese IT168, pegs the camera at 8 megapixels and provides an image to prove this.

More and more evidence points out that the iPhone 5C’s biggest difference from the current iPhone 5 will be the in the materials used and the visuals. The iPhone 5C is made out of plastic and comes with colorful back plates, while the current generation iPhone uses the more premium aluminum. The new iPhone 5C is also expected to be slightly thicker at 8.2mm and heavier at 130 grams. In comparison, the current iPhone 5 measures 7.6mm thick and weighs 112 grams.

Apart from that, though, the two devices might be very, very similar. We’ve already heard whispers about both featuring 4-inch ‘Retina’ displays and 8-megapixel cameras.

Overall, rumors point out that while the bill of materials (BOM) for the iPhone 5 comes in at between $210 and $320, the new iPhone 5C would have only a slightly lower BOM price of $180 to $200. Despite that relatively small price difference, Apple is expected to sell the iPhone 5C drastically cheaper. The iPhone 5C is said to retail for between $350 and $400 off contract, while the iPhone 5 prices start at $650.

All this of course means that Apple might have decided to sacrifice its high profit margins this time as it tries to go for volume.

source: IT168

Related phones

iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1507 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x



7. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I5 has one of the best camera in the market,it would be a good thing.I think that Apple is introducing 5C and replace i5 with it because they know it won't be a big diference between i5 and 5S,and people will prefer i5 because it will be cheaper and has the same look.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow, I liked the camera in iPhone 5, and it's also coming in iPlastic 5C, now I can buy this for my sister. So they're not compromising on hardware part more or little which is good.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Looks to me like the 5C is a repackaged 5 - everything but the metal/glass body. And that's a good thing.

3. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

This gonna be a f*ckin retard ugly phone...

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I've have to see it to believe it. Hurry up and unveil your new devices already Apple.

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4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Wait till you see how the Samsung's camera module looks! On topic, i doubt if Apple would put iPhone 5 like sensor in a cheaper version. Either it won't have it or it won't be cheap.

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