According to Nomura Securities, Largan's recently lagging performance in the market is caused by rumors that Apple may adopt an 8 mega-pixel (MP) camera with improved optical image stabilization on its upcoming handset, instead of the 16 MP upgrade anticipated by industry observers. Apple's decision is based on the design requirement to retain the handset's more portable form factor, said Nomura Securities. In addition, the company's prospects are also expected to slump in the first quarter, with revenues expected to decline by 33 percent in the traditional slow season.
While Megapixel count is not everything in a camera, many industry experts were hoping for a bump to 12-Megapixels or 16-Megapixels. The iPhone 5s packed camera improvements by increasing the pixel size, bringing a larger aperture, introducing a dual LED flash, and many other software enhancements.
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