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Galaxy Note 4 to be able to measure the sun's radiation?

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Galaxy Note 4 to be able to measure the sun's radiation?
Samsung seems to be really invested into making strides with its health and fitness features. First, it included the S Health app that collects and analyzes health data and helps wellness enthusiasts maintain their lifestyle. Then, it included a dedicated heart rate sensor with the S5, which many would argue is redundant, due to third party apps being able to serve the same function, just by using the smartphone's camera. Well, nay-sayers beware, because Sammy isn't done adding sensors!

According to Samsung-dedicated website SamMobile, we are about to see an ultraviolet sensor, placed on the front of the new Galaxy Note 4. Reportedly, it is going to be able to measure the amount of UV radiation we are being exposed to and inform us when we are in danger of damaging our skin. Whether this will be done by notifications or by interacting with the app remains to be seen.

To be honest, we can't remember the last time we went to the beach and thought to ourselves "Man, it's hot out here. Wish we had UV sensors in hand to check if it's safe to get some tan". What's your take on this?

source: SamMobile

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posted on 17 Jul 2014, 08:56 5

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


100% fake.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:58 5

38. medicci37 (Posts: 1288; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Idk what this phone can do yet but I want it!

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:25 2

46. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4859; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I know what you mean. Pretty sure it may transform into something that gives sweet foot massages!

+1

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:58 3

52. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Agreed. Such fake wildfire rumors hyped the S5 to an extent where everybody expected it to be a superphone, and when it turned to be a great but nothing new type phone everybody just bashed it. I hope Note 4 doesn't fall for the same fate.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 12:42 1

68. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4859; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You know something? I in my humble opinion I think that Samsung is moving away from the Galaxy S line as it's flagship phone, & moving to the Galaxy Note line as it's flagship.

It's going to be on it's 3rd year that the Galaxy Note series thrumps the Galaxy S line. To me its incredible how much better the Note's are compared to the S's.

Again that's just my opinion. I see lots of women rocking the Note. That has definitely caught my eye. Big phones in little hands.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 22:19

111. ColinW (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


For me the Note 3 is the best phone even now. I prefer it to the S5 and I doubt the iPhone 6 will get as good as even the 3.

If the 4 comes anywhere near as good as what is being speculated on it will again be the one to beat.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 18:42

115. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I've also noticed many more women with Note 3's than men. Weird...

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 22:58

118. pego99 (Posts: 91; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


not weird at all as women put there phones in there handbag where men use a holster or pocket and the phone is kinda big for a holster or pocket but not too big for a bag.

posted on 19 Jul 2014, 00:04

120. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Makes sense...

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 11:12

121. geordie8t1 (unregistered)


i agree, i had such expectation for the s5 having had all the other galaxy s models before and was looking forward to it, having seen how not such a big difference the s5 was i chose the note 3 on a nice sweet cheap price with similar specs and power for half the price with a bigger screen, i hope the note 4 will continue to improve, but again i will hold out initially for the new rumoured f series just to compare first before buying again :-)

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 13:02 2

70. mmmanuuu (Posts: 401; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Yo Samsung can you make a phone that can measure the quantity of semen? Lmfao

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 13:33

75. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Am I supposed to laugh at this or is this just another lame troll?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 14:40 1

81. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmao.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 13:48

78. MrTzr (unregistered)


I found the heart rate monitor on the s5 very useless but this one isn't useless at all! It is VERY important to be aware of the amount of UV-radiation for your skin. S-health can now warn you if the level of radiation is too high and advise you how long you can stay in the sun. Chapeau Samsung.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 16:38

93. tedkord (Posts: 12312; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Why? Are you on a special diet?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 15:14 1

85. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


wow... this will be useful addition, better than heart rate sensor

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 20:52

117. newphones (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Jul 2014)


hhh yes is just a lie, i only know that this phone is a waterproof from this post newphonescomingout2.blogspot. com/2014/05/galaxy-note-4-and-lg-g3-will-be.html

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 08:57 8

2. CheckThisOut2k (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


The day Samsung says good bye to TouchWiz, I'll get me a Samsung phone.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:01 17

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


They don't need you.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:03 10

10. CheckThisOut2k (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


Sounds good to me :-)

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:23 1

20. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmao

Yeah

"they don't need you "

Try downloading Apex or Nova launcher. It's plain vanilla Android, with no Touchwiz.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:00 4

53. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


That only changes the homescreen and drawer, not the whole ROM. I'd like if they trim the bloat and make it beautiful like Sense and stock android.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 12:26 2

67. mistertimi (Posts: 77; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Thank you straightedge! Man, I can't stand it when people spew out "just get a launcher".. as if that changes the horrible settings menu, messaging, email, calculator etc haha.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 12:56

69. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Ok then, root it, use triangle away app, and no one will no its a rooted handset. Even won't void warranty.

Or what you can do also is, use Ramexpander app. Touchwiz is Ram and Cpu hog, due to to so many features. Touchwiz and Kk, and Google services take up 1300mb of Ram, leaving you with 850mb Ram free, which sucks.

Ramexpander helps you to obtain extra 3gb Ram, when using clasd10 Sd card, so you can partition the Nand drive. In total you will get 4to5 gb Ram, which is great to multitasking, breezely.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 19:46

103. skyline88 (Posts: 474; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


TouchWiz might be not the best among all other Androids, but I've used so many, Sense is still at the bottom of my list, truely awful UI.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 18:06

122. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Stock android is boring as sh*t.

Only Android L is beautiful. Everything before that is a steaming pile of generic crap.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:58 4

36. tenho1982 (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


They have had Non-TouchWiz versions on their flagships for the last 2 years, just for you, dude!

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:00 10

40. medicci37 (Posts: 1288; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Idk why people are hating on his comment. It's pretty much universally agreed that touch wiz sucks & Samsungs phones would be better without it

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:26 8

47. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Explain why Samsung sells millions each year.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 11:26 2

57. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Sammy "bribes" carriers' executives?
They in return give more endorsement and subsidies to Sammy S-Hits?

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