Galaxy S9 may come with air quality warning system as Samsung patents environmental sensor
by Daniel Petrov / Oct 11, 2017, 7:58 AM
Sensors that measure air quality by detecting various particles in the ether are either too small to be accurate, or too bulky to fit in a smartphone. Samsung, however, has patented a so-called "environmental sensor" that is combining the best of both worlds by creating one that is small enough to get into the next flagship Galaxy phone, yet returns sufficiently credible readings.
How did Samsung achieve this? It flattened the sensor, and managed to incorporate it into the display substrate. Thus, while having a bit larger footprint than stacked sensors, the new one manages to be of a suitable smartphone component height. The contraption can measire different size and amount of harmful particles in the air, though how ecatly air will reach the display's glass or plastic (in the case of flexible AMOLEDs) substrate itself, remains to be seen.
There's no guarantee that we will see an air quality warning system as soon as the Galaxy S9, of course, but usually with Samsung when the patents for these things are posted for public view, their launch in a retail device is not far away. After all, the application for the patent has been done a year and a half ago, and Samsung is no stranger to employing various barometer and UV sensors in its flagships.
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Samsung called it gimmick but innovation for apple! -iphonearena movessss
posted on Oct 11, 2017, 8:02 AM 8
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That wasn't even the original title. He changed it. Because when I first came on the page it said something else. Something like, "S9 to come with air quality sensor....according to a new Samsung patent." He purposely changed it, because he's Victor H's *^%$#
posted on Oct 11, 2017, 8:07 AM 9
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So when I first opened the page, the title said, the S9 could have an air quality sensor....Samsung patent. Then I refreshed and the changed the title to this?! So is the VH influence needed for every writer? Also, in "some" country's where they don't have Environmental Protection Agencies like the US does, it would be helpful in places like China, where pollution is rampant. So saying its gimmicky, simply because you don't need it or can use it, is ridiculous. But if APple had did it, they would be shown love vs hate. Amazing that all the writers here have to act like Victor H to have a job?
posted on Oct 11, 2017, 8:04 AM 12
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Samsung leading the tech world .. their fans always looking for more so samsung feels the responsibility of it and responds to them .. unlike others rather bringing new stuff they keep removing useful stuff ..
posted on Oct 11, 2017, 8:22 AM 1
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Wouldn't it be better/cheaper/useful to implement air measuring systems all over the world (in major cities), systems that can be accessed through carriers maybe (so that there will be no costs for the clients)? I mean I am for new features but only if they work well, I don't care for what is not accurate (like heart rate sensor that is never calibrated - a thing to do twice a year).
posted on Oct 11, 2017, 9:03 AM 0
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I’ll probably and hopefully never use this but sure why not, if they want this to eat into their profit margins to be the first one to include one, sure. Just don’t charge us for nothing like Apple does.
posted on Oct 11, 2017, 9:10 AM 0
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I would appreciate samsung if they bring back the infra red blaster. I don't need this freak-a$$ sensor.
posted on Oct 11, 2017, 9:11 AM 0
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