iPhone 6s front camera could feature Sony sensor for superior selfies

Yes, that's right. The next-but-one iPhone
Apple iPhone 5s

The iPhone 6 doesn't even have a confirmed launch date yet, and already attention is shifting to its successor.

The iPhone 6s could be getting a specced-up FaceTime camera courtesy of Sony, with Nikkei's sources reporting that Sony is set to double its supply of CMOS sensors for Apple's 2015 iPhone.

Sony already supplies the sensors for the iPhone's rear camera, which suggests that Apple's planning to upgrade the FaceTime camera in the iPhone 6s to a Sony sensor. The current-gen iPhone 5s FaceTime camera is reportedly sourced from suppliers other than Sony; it's a 1.2MP snapper that can record 720p video.

Front-facing cameras have lagged behind their rear-facing counterparts for some time now, which seems rather counterintuitive given the rise in popularity of the selfie. The Oppo N1 has come up with an innovative solution in the form of a rotating 13MP camera; Apple may not be going to that extreme, but it's clearly looking to boost the spec of its front-facing camera with the iPhone 6s.

For the time being, though, we'll have to wait and see what the iPhone 6 brings. 

[Nikkei via TechRadar]

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