New LED Brightens Camera Phone Flashes
Aug 18, 2004, 10:16 AM by (staff)
Lumileds today announced Luxeon Flash, a new line of ultra-bright light-emitting diodes (LEDs) designed specifically for camera phones. The new LEDs are up to 12 times brighter than most current camera phone flashes, allowing consumers to take high-quality photos in low light at distances of 1 to 2 meters. The first camera phone utilizing a Luxeon Flash was recently introduced in Europe, and major manufacturers are expected to roll out models in the U.S. and Asia before the holiday season.
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Hands On with the Alcatel A5
Here's a neat one. Alcatel showed off the A5 LED this week, an entry-level smartphone that packs some visual pow thanks to light-up LEDs that cover the back surface.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
Hands On with Panasonic's Phone Camera
Panasonic's Lumix phone is just as much camera as phone, much in the same vein as Samsung's Galaxy Camera series. It pairs an Android phone with a 20-megapixel Lumix camera with a massive sensor and extending multi-element lens for the kind of photo quality you don't find in most camera phones.
Alcatel A5 with LED to Make Its Way Stateside
The Alcatel A5 LED smartphone is serious about having fun. The phone features an LED-covered rear panel that can blink a few dozen LEDs with color.
Aquaris E4.5 the First Official Ubuntu Smartphone to Ship
Canonical today said consumers interested in its Ubuntu smartphone operating system will finally be able to buy a handset with Ubuntu on board. The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be sold across Europe by BQ in a series of flash sales over the coming weeks.