2019 iPhone camera modules enter production at LG Innotek

2019 iPhone camera modules enter production at LG Innotek
LG Innotek has reportedly began production of camera modules for the 2019 iPhone lineup. To meet Apple's high-volume demand for the component, LG Innotek is said to have increased the number of its employees four times since March.

This trend is in line with previous years, LG is one of Apple's biggest contractors, providing modules for Apple's main, front, and TrueDepth cameras. ETNews reports that in the second quarter of 2018, the company's Optical Solution Business Department increased the number of its short-term employees from 612 in March, to a whopping 3,396 by the end of September, to meet demand for last year's iPhone models.

This resulted in LG Innotek scoring a record third quarter in 2018 – the best in its entire history. The company earned $1.91 billion in sales and $107 million in operating profit. This isn't that big of a surprise, considering that Apple is its biggest client.

2019 could be even better for LG, as the new iPhone models are expected to sport an extra camera on the back. The iPhone 11 and (tentatively named) iPhone 11 Pro will likely have three cameras each, while the budget model is going to sport two, instead of just one. This also means that the per-module price has also been increased to reflect the addition.

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11 Comments

1. Tipus

Posts: 905; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Oh noes! Iphone will have "cheap androids" camera! :)))))

4. midan

Posts: 3123; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

What you mean by that? They will have Sony camera which are best in the business.

10. Vancetastic

Posts: 1771; Member since: May 17, 2017

Do any of you fanboys understand the concept of humor?

2. Cat97

Posts: 1979; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Maybe LG will make enough money in order to design and release a good phone. One can only hope...

3. User123456789

Posts: 1176; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Mobile division has own budget. This is another arm of the company. LG could do a phone better than Samsung, but they know they will never sell as much S series. It would be waste of time and money. Same applies to other .

12. TypicalGeek

Posts: 218; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

They should start rebuilding the brand. They can take a page from Asus or One Plus.

13. Deadeye

Posts: 131; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

If they could make a better phone than Samsung, they would have done it a long time ago. But they didn´t, cause they can´t.

7. jinghuiwee123

Posts: 20; Member since: May 16, 2014

It's still Sony sensors but the lenses & the whole packaging is done by LG Innotek. SONY provides the CMOS part while LG innotek provide the lenses & housing & the Optical Stabilization. LG Innotek has been doing dual Camera since iPhone X. Even iPhone XS series uses them.

8. jinghuiwee123

Posts: 20; Member since: May 16, 2014

Also Dual Camera Modules are actually invented by LG Innotek. Like where 2 cameras under one big giant housing - yeah it's LG innotek designed it 1st for the G5.

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