Low-cost iPhone 5C to feature an 8-megapixel camera: Report

Low-cost iPhone 5C to feature an 8-megapixel camera: Report
While the purported low-cost iPhone is making waves with leaked pictures and videos surfacing online every now and then, not much has been said about its specifications. Until now.

A new report (via MacRumors) by Chinese website IT168, claims that the low-cost iPhone, which might be christened iPhone 5C, would sport an 8-megapixel camera and that the camera module on the phone would be similar to the iPhone 5's camera module complete with the blue lens glass.

The iPhone 5S, which is the next generation iPhone, is expected to get an upgrade interns of the camera resolution. It is rumoured to sport a 12-megapixel camera lens.

The purported budget iPhone has made several online appearances. The leaks hint at colourful back panels made of polycarbonate/ plastic and a 4.0-inch screen. The phone is likely to release in fall with iOS 7 and the next generation iPhone.

Previously, a leaked photograph of plastic retail packaging that appeared on a Chinese website featured white plastic boxes marked 'iPhone 5C' complete with the Apple logo, suggesting that the phone could be named iPhone 5C.

A video of the phone appeared on the blog of Techdy, showing the plastic polycarbonate body back panel of the alleged low-cost iPhone that appeared in recent leaks.

French website Nowhereelse.fr had earlier shared a couple of pictures that originally appeared on a Chinese website depicting Red, Yellow and Green plastic shell cases of what looks like the back of a new variant of iPhone.

Another picture of the rear shell appeared in April, and was shared by case manufacturer Tactus. The case maker had said that the cheaper iPhone would be available in Black, White, Blue, Red and Yellow colours, citing the 'factory producing this secretive project' as a source. Tactus had informed that the actual phone might be around 9mm thick, 120mm in height and around 62-65mm in width, making it both taller and wider than the iPhone 4 and 4S.

Apple-focused Japanese blog Macotakara had also suggested that the new low-cost iPhone will come in multiple colours.

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