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iPhone 5S may pack a 2 MP front camera with dual-shot support

The hotly anticipated iPhone 5S is rumored to be round the corner, with the latest KDDI leaks pointing to a July 2013 release. Here's some more scoop on the upcoming iPhone.

Adding to the list of rumors for the iPhone 5S is a new one which says that the next flagship out of Cupertino will pack a 2 MP front camera. That's not the exciting part. Apple is said to introduce a dual-shot camera mode (simultaneous front and back camera shutter action) much like the ones found on the newly launched Galaxy S4 and Optimus G Pro making it hardly an exclusive.However, the report says that the dual-shot mode will indeed be exclusive to the iPhone 5S as the older models won't be getting the feature with a software update (read, iOS 7).

On doing a little research we found that a handy app called "DuoCam" on the Apple iTunes Store already offers similar features with the app description being:

"Take photos with BOTH front-facing and regular cameras at the same time!

DuoCam captures photos with front-facing and regular cameras, producing amazing two-sided photos. With the app, the photographer is exposed on the photo too! So express your emotion and capture it while capturing the regular photo."

We don't know the fate of the app if Apple does indeed officially introduce this feature with their next iPhone. Till then, this is hardly a game changing feature and Apple will simply have to do more than that to impress us.

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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