Galaxy S8 Edge Lighting updated: it's now cooler


Back when Samsung introduced the Galaxy S6 edge, it added the so-called Edge Lighting feature to the phone. What it did was, it lit up the phone's edge curves with a specific color when a favorite contact calls you and your phone is placed face down. The idea is that even if your device is muted and face-down, you'd know that someone important to you is calling, and by the color of the glow — you'd know who they are.

With the Galaxy S8, Sammy expanded the Edge Lighting to work for any notification you desire. A pulsating light would go around the widescreen display in a really smooth, pretty fashion. But, aside for which apps it works for, you had almost no control over the new Edge Lighting feature.

Not anymore. If you have a Galaxy S8 or S8+, head on over to the Galaxy Apps store and download the update for Edge Screen. What you will get is a new Advanced Settings sub-menu in the Edge Lighting menu. The new options let you pick:

  • Edge Lighting bar size
  • Edge Lighting color (basic, custom, or match app)
  • Edge Lighting transparency

These three in combo will let you fine-tune your pulsing Edge Light to your exact taste, so go on and grab it!

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI

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