iPhone 5 to Have a Dual LED Flash?

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    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.
    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.

    Article Link: iPhone 5 to Have a Dual LED Flash?
     
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    Sure, I'll take that!
     
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    I want Dual LED

    Either:
    • One for the front and one for the back.
    • One for each of the seperate 3D lenses!

    Gary
     
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    Can't hurt anything, so it sounds like a great idea to add another one, especially if it's going to create better pictures
     
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    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. :)
     
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    Did you notice how more densely packed the pixels are in the dual-flash photo?? ;)
     
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    Sure, two are better than one, I guess.
    Plus it would make the iPhone an even more effective flashlight and it'd be cool to use them for call or text message notifications, too.
     
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    Great! Now my skin can look twice as bad!
     
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    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?
     
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    Xenon would be the best (for still photos). Nokia had some phones in the past with xenon flash and they took great pictures. Dual LED would be a big improvement, though.

    I'm looking forward to the iPhone 5. My employer just started supporting the iPhone, and I'll be eligible for an upgrade from my BlackBerry early next year.
     
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    I don't think anyone can complain about this rumor!
     
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    I've found this Single LED / Dual LED / Xenon flash comparison quite enlightening. I'm crossing my fingers hoping that iPhone 5 will have a xenon flash rather than another LED flash wannabe. It looks way much better on xenon.
     
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    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.
     
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    Twice the flash, Twice battery drain, eh?
     
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    Has Digitimes ever reported an accurate rumor? One that wasn't already widely believed.
     
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    This would be sweet. I am due for an upgrade at the beginning of September.
     
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    I see what you did there.
     
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    Single flash + Clarity filter on Camera+ app.

    Done. ;)
     
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    thats awesome!

    to bad i cant upgrade to the new iphone 5! ah well iphone 4 i s still awesome
     
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    I'm wondering why they wouldn't just get a more powerful flash, frankly.
     
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    problem is even all that can not solve the problem of not enough light.

    Honestly I am not surprised by this. dual LED provides more light at a cheaper price and in a smaller form factor than a single bright LED of equilant brightness.
     
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    I can't wait! I need to take better pictures of Gatorade bottles.
     
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    Good to see iPhone will finally get what is supposed to be a standard on all phones. I would rather see xenon of course.
     
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    Just what we need...a brighter flash to blow out the photos even more


    I usually turn off the flash, or back WAY up....to keep my photos from getting overwhelmed with light. Now a doubly bright flash? Great.
     
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    LED Indicator Light on the phone right by the FaceTime camera would also be a nice addition. Maybe flash green for a text, red for a personal notification etc...
     

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