Samsung reveals the LED flash that will join its next Galaxy smartphone's camera

Samsung introduced a new lineup ofcamera flash LEDs for mobile devices. The first one is the 3432 1.8t(FH341A) reflector-integrated flash LED. It's designed for high-endmobile devices with cameras that require a wider field of view (FOV)angle. Apparently, the next Galaxy smartphone is one such product,because the company confirmed that this LED module will be used inits “nextGalaxy smartphone”. It also confirmed that this phone will beintroduced "later this month".

The LED module provides a wide FOV, alead frame, and a reflector with its own optics and diffusionfeatures. It will deliver over 165 lux at 1A, and a minimum colorrendering index of 80. According to Sammy, this assures "qualityphotos in daylight and at night." Another new Samsung LED module, the3432 1.4t (FH341B), is specifically designed for mobile OEMs seeking“extra-slim LED solutions”. The package is 1.4mm thick, which issupposedly ideal for devices thinner than 7mm. It has a minimumilluminance level of 165 lux.

Samsung also unveiled the LED 2016(FH201A) standard flash. In comparison with previous methods, whichdispensed phosphor on each chip, this LED relies on proprietarycell-film phosphor applied to “flip-chip” packages. The moduleoffers 220lm of light output and improves color deviation by around40% compared with the older technology.

The final new product is a pair of SideView LEDs ─ 3810 0.6t (MS062F) and 3810 0.8t (MS082F). They featurehigh color reproducibility and brightness levels. They operate onless than 2.9 volts. The 3810 0.6t provides 3.1cd, while coming in at0.6mm in height. Samsung deems it ideal for “slim smartphones andtablets”. The 3810 0.8t offers more luminous intensity at 3.2cd,with a 0.8mm thickness, which is better suited for tablet andnotebook PCs.

It is likely that these LED moduleswill appear in this year's upcoming Galaxy devices. Are theirspecifications up to standards? Feel free to weigh in with youropinions.

source: SamsungTomorrow via SamMobile



1. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

No xenon?

2. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That's what I was wondering... Xenon is a must...

5. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Why is it a must? Xenon to cameras, LED to smartphones... Smartphones shouldn't be considered DSLR.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Xenon is not a must... That's Nokia making you believe so.

18. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Why is it not a must? Majority of people tend to take pictures indoor and usually obtain an 'average' and grainy picture. Nokia is doing a good job in including xenon, atleast for me.

13. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

If this turns out to be true maybe its flash is in the 3d photo LED: lower voltage,longer battery life, thinner, cheaper to manufacture and install. Unfortunately not very bright, shorter range 1.5-2m > lower image quality. XENON: brighter, clear images, longer range up to 3m, shutter speed can be increased leading to reduced image blur/noise/grain in night shots. Unfortunately is more expensive and needs bigger batteries

20. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

I like (and want) the Nokia Lumia 1020 but i'm not gonna claim that Xenon flash is a must for smartphones.

4. maherk

Posts: 7020; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Xenon isn't ideal for shooting videos in low light situations. At least this was my experience using the Nokia N8.

3. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Bring it on Sammy ! The Sammy´s camera (in daylight) is recognized even in Nokia´s blog. What is missing is a better flash in low light. For the rest ... Note 3 rocks !

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If Samsung can produce a flash model similar to the one thats on the iPhone 5S, the S5 is going to be awesome.

9. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

well the s4 have a better flash, they hurt my eyes sometimes

17. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

The iPhone 5S had two LEDs. The photos taken at night are just amazing.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hmmm I hope it's not too thick. Usually Samsung is good at not introducing unneeded technology until they have make it super compact.

10. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

I believe xenon is better and led for videos.Anyway I'm sure the next samsungs are going to be great.

11. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I say that smartphones that are more camera centric should have a Xenon flash for photos and an LED flash for video. Also, I say that the user of such a device should be able to choose what flash they want for photos.

12. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

FYI as you see in the last couple of months samsung is innovating way too much than before they must have loaded enormous amount of cash in their R&D department ! next galaxy line flagships will be rocketships! I think of s5 as an other table changer like S1 and s2 ! they spent alot of resources on the s1 too !

14. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

All I know is Motorola is at least using some good ones now as there other models weren't to potent. My moto G flash can light up a pitch black room & the photos for it's range come out way better in low light then any of the 5mp shooters that Lg uses for example. Lg is about the worst. At least in the midrange class. Alot more grainy. Some phones i've noticed just blink quickly too while others like the g stay on longer when firing the shot.. So potency & the way it works..

15. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Although potent is good too. I have to use an app to turn down exposure on self timer closer shots so they don't come out overblown, but that's fine & works for that. Rather have it be potent then not. Aww technology right.. Htc's seemed about the best to me on the ones I used. Very middle of the road & some self adjusting ones.. Sammy pretty decent too with all factors. Iphone, Good cameras but at least on the last I used the 5c. Still weak flashes.

16. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The Old Nokia N82 with Xenon Flash was one of the Best Cameras put on Mobile Phone,Why?couldn"t Samsung use that Type of Flash

19. LoveHater

Posts: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

No dear they will not use that bcoz they have invested heavily in LEDs part

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