iPhone 5 to Feature Dual LED Flash?

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While we’ve already seen reports that the camera and LED flash are to be separated at birth on Apple’s next iPhone, a new rumor claims that the device will actually boast dual LED flash for taking better photographs in low light conditions.

A DigiTimes report cites “recent market rumors” that indicate the iPhone 5 is likely to sport dual LED flash, with Taiwan-based LED packaging companies Everlight Electronics, Edison Opto and Lite-On selected as potential suppliers. Naturally, these companies have all denied any involvement in the production of dual flash for the iPhone.

Though an LED flash was introduced to Apple’s smartphone with the iPhone 4, having two of them offers brighter and more expansive lighting to produce better photographs in low light conditions. MacRumors points to a report published in 2008 that compares photographs taken with single and dual LED flash smartphones — the Nokia N95 and the Nokia N96.

As you can see from the photo below, the device equipped with a dual flash produces a higher quality image:

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Image on left taken with single flash, image on right taken with dual flash. Image courtesy of Zomgitscj