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Dual LED Flash Coming to iPhone 5?

More iPhone 5 rumours are coming your way, this time it involves the LED flash again. Previously, we’ve heard of relocated flash arrangements on parts and case designs. Today, Digitimes is reporting the iPhone 5 will likely come with a dual-LED flash from Everlight Electronics, a firm based in Taiwan, and Edison Opto and Lite-On Technology as other possible suppliers. Of course, all three companies have denied any production of potential dual-LED flashes:

The rumors come amid market reports indicating that Apple reduced its orders for Lumileds high-power LED flash products from Philips recently and switched the orders for LED flashes to Taiwan makers.

Everlight and Lite-On have strengthened their deployments in the smartphone market for a while, with their products already being shipped to the supply chains of brand-name handset vendors, said industry sources.

Digitimes sources mention Edison has the highest chance of winning the contract to supply Apple with components.  Edison specifically concentrates on the production of high-power LEDs, and have also started shipping units to other vendors.

The current status of flash on smartphones aren’t all that great. Dual LED flash units have already been seen by site Apple.pro, and would greatly improve the quality of images taken by the most popular camera on Flickr, the iPhone 4. The addition of a dual-LED flash would make the best smartphone camera even better, and continue Apple’s lead over its competitors.

Are you interested in a dual-LED flash on the next iPhone?

[Digitimes]

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  • http://twitter.com/mgladz kram ynothna

    dual led flash so it means that it will be more battery consumption and will result to earl battery discharge right.

  • http://twitter.com/mgladz kram ynothna

    dual led flash so it means that it will be more battery consumption and will result to earl battery discharge right.

  • http://twitter.com/mgladz kram ynothna

    dual led flash so it means that it will be more battery consumption and will result to earl battery discharge right.

  • Kp117

    Unless they improve the battery life enough for us not to notice *wish*

  • Kp117

    Unless they improve the battery life enough for us not to notice *wish*

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Well, you can turn flash off so that is not an issue. Low light images with
    the iPhone 4 are pretty good I find.

  • Anonymous

    I hope this phone isn’t awesome, so I won’t get sucked into buying a new iPhone again this year. 

  • Anonymous

    I hope this phone isn’t awesome, so I won’t get sucked into buying a new iPhone again this year. 

  • Anonymous

    LEDs are extremely efficient and very low on power usage. The second it takes to flash will have no effect on battery life unless you leave it on as a flashlight.

  • http://twitter.com/iamjomu Jordan Mulgrave

    The second LED will most likely be used as an AF illumination which will improve the quality of photos taken with flash in darker settings.

  • http://twitter.com/iamjomu Jordan Mulgrave

    The second LED will most likely be used as an AF illumination which will improve the quality of photos taken with flash in darker settings.

  • http://twitter.com/iamjomu Jordan Mulgrave

    The second LED will most likely be used as an AF illumination which will improve the quality of photos taken with flash in darker settings.

  • MrAnonymous

    Heck why stop at dual.  Why not tri-led or quad?

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