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iPhone 5 to Have a Dual LED Flash?


Single (Left) vs Dual (Right) LED comparison with Nokia phones by Zomgitscj

Digitimes claims that the upcoming iPhone 5 will incorporate a dual LED Flash.
Recent market rumors have indicated that Apple's iPhone 5 is likely to come with a dual-LED flash with Taiwan-based LED packaging firms Everlight Electronics, Edison Opto and Lite-On Technology being pinpointed as potential suppliers. All related companies have denied they are involved in the production of dual-LED flashes.
The advantage of a dual LED flash appears to be brighter and more expansive lighting for your photographs. Back in 2008 Zomgitscj showed differences between the dual LED flash and a single LED flash found on his Nokia N96 and Nokia N95. One is shown above but the site has several other examples for the phone at varying distances.

We'd already seen rumors that Apple may be separating the Flash away from the camera sensor in the iPhone 5.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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41 months ago
Great! Now my skin can look twice as bad!
Rating: 12 Votes
41 months ago
I have no problem with shooting casual video, but for taking pictures the iPhone 4 camera sucks. I doubt this new added flash will be much better. The current flash on the iPhone 4 is garbage.
The iPhone is brilliant as a communications device, but it is not a camera. It might take okay shots in the bright sunlight of California, but not in foggy northern Europe. Sure the iPhone 4 is great for taking silly shots of silly moments using amusing apps. It still has a long way to go if it wants to take acceptable photos.

I believe I will be still carrying a good compact camera in addition with me for several years to come to take those memorable photos, in situations when a DSLR is just too heavy to lug around.
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago
Since when does the iPhone have Flash?
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago
I can't wait! I need to take better pictures of Gatorade bottles.
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago
Did you notice how more densely packed the pixels are in the dual-flash photo?? ;)
Rating: 6 Votes
41 months ago
So the image is smaller with an extra flash?
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago

Well woop-di-f#ckin-doo!

Where the hell is the Xenon?

I will not buy an iPhone until it has a decent camera, quality lens and XENON FLASH!


Buy a camera.
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago
It would be awesome if the iPhone 5 had dual flashes.

Also, this is probably the only time we'll see a gatorade bottle as the picture for a front page article. :)
Rating: 4 Votes
41 months ago

Great! Now my skin can look twice as bad!


Proper photo manipulation (like the things that can be done in iOS 5,) should help offset that.

This sounds like a neat, inexpensive feature.

Edit: Maybe while they're at it, they could give us some other dual audio/visual feedback, like, say, STEREO SPEAKERS?
Rating: 4 Votes
41 months ago
Wow, looks like the LED on the front of the iPhone might be possible now! Here's hoping for LED notifications on the front! That'll be another slap to BlackBerry.
Rating: 3 Votes

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