Apple iPhone 5S Leaked Specs Show 12-MP Camera, Same CPU


Apple isn’t likely to launch its iPhone 5 successor until the fall, but numerous leaks have already painted a picture of what we may expect. The most recent tips to come from the rumor mill reveal what claims to be the iPhone 5S’ aluminum chassis along with a list of purported specs.

The image depicts a crate of aluminum chassis wrapped in plastic, which suggests the prototypes are ready to be shipped to the next production phase. These components look nearly identical to the White & Silver aluminum chassis found on the current iPhone 5, and a second image provides a close-up view of the chassis’ internal grooves and rear shell.

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The photos, which originally appeared on Chinese website EXPReview, were accompanied by a list of purported specs as well. According to the Asian blog, the iPhone 5S will come with a 4-inch IGZO display panel with an 1136 x 640-pixel resolution, which is the same touch screen you’ll find on the current iPhone 5. This conflicts with earlier reports that suggested Apple is experimenting with larger 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch displays for future iPhones, although it hasn’t been made clear which devices these screens would be intended for.  According to the leak, Apple fans can expect a dedicated quad-core GPU in the next iPhone iteration, as well as NFC capabilities.

Apple may pack the same A6 processor into its iPhone 5S  with a higher clock speed, but the report doesn’t specify how much faster this chip will be. Apple fans may also expect a dedicated quad-core GPU in its next iPhone as well as NFC support, although false rumors from last year said the iPhone 5 would come with NFC capabilities.

While Apple is rumored to keep the same processor and display for the iPhone 5S, the next-generation handset may see an upgrade in terms of camera quality and memory. According to the report, a 12-megapixel dual-LED flash camera and 2GB of RAM are in the works for Apple’s next iPhone, keeping with previously leaked rumors of a dual flash shooter. If these specs are legitimate, this would represent a noticeable bump from the 8-megapixel single LED flash camera and 1GB of RAM found in the present iPhone 5.

A report from last week suggested that Apple is looking to compete with the likes of today’s advanced smartphone cameras by introducing a new “Mogul” feature. This addition would allow users to record video at an impressive 120 frames per second and shoot video in slow motion. 

The iPhone 5’s 8-megapixel camera performed well in terms of image quality during our Smartphone Camera Shootout, but new features such as dual-flash LED and slow-motion mode could give Apple more of an edge against today’s newer smartphones.

Via EXPReview

Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
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