Samsung Smart Glow is a new twist on LED notification lights

Samsung Smart Glow is a new twist on LED notification lights
Samsung is reportedly about to add a new wrinkle to the old LED notification light. Smart Glow is a feature that will light up a ring around the rear camera lens to signify a notification, low battery life, incoming call and more. According to information about the feature that was leaked, Smart Glow will use different colors to signify different events.

In addition, Smart Glow can be used when taking selfies with a phone's rear camera. When the Smart Glow light starts circulating the rear camera lens, it will mean that a face has been detected and that the camera will take a picture within seconds.

It isn't clear which phones will be receiving the Smart Glow feature, but the current buzz says that it will appear on the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) in India. Having said that, there still is a possibility that Smart Glow will be found lighting up the rear camera on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

The slideshow contains a leaked guide on how to use Smart Glow. Check it out by clicking on the images below.

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1. Hashed unregistered

Good for you Samsung, keep in following Apple trails, maybe you'll arrive one day.

6. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

What LED based notification system does apple have?...seriously..tell me..I might be missing something

7. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

He's just a pathetic brainwashed butthurt fanboy.

26. AlikMalix unregistered

You can set up an iPhone to blink LED when you get notifications or calls or w/e.

28. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

LOL! All Android phones have had this since forever.

30. AlikMalix unregistered

Relax, someone asked if iPhones had and LED notification....


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

@ Hashed True apple fanboy who is living in a cave while being brainwashed by apple.......

17. Bkkhan

Posts: 7; Member since: May 05, 2016

in which phone apple done it.? i guarantee u that apple wont pay you for your lies. growup!

27. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If Samsung is following Apple, it's only because they've lapped them.

2. Fonatic

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2016

samsung is just flowing with innovation, mean while fapple?????

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nice, handy solution for those situations where your flat-screened devices is faced down, good alternative to the edge-screen on curved-edge smartphones.

5. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

This is VERY useful. The front led on the S7 edge lights up different colors depending on the notification. Many times I don't even unlock my phone right away because I already know it's just an email, or a request for an app update. I know who is texting me by the color of the led. Very handy. Now we'll be able to see the same when the phone is screen down. Very practical in my opinion.

8. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Samsung runs away from giving sensors in low end phones. And this in J2 2016?? Samsung keeps surprising me... Well done... It could be awesome..

9. foom93

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

it's similar to the led on the back of lg g2. or not?

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

LG G2? if its just led around camera, its similar with older motoX.. but this time its for notification, while in motoX, that led is for flashlight

16. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

The G2 had a notification light at the back, surrounding the power button. I had it and it was really cool and useful. Also, the HTC Butterfly had two LEDs for notification, one in the front and another one in the back (independent from the camera flash)

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

another original idea from samsung :D and soon a patent troll will patent led notification around camera, but with a twist... its camera is on top left corner... or its logo will glowing some color..

13. NoAllegiance unregistered

I like how these patents are based on old designs, loudspeaker next to rear camera, headphone jack on top.

14. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

It's to prevent anyone from using their new designs.

20. jeevanand88 unregistered

So it must be coming to S8 and S8 edge!! It should be fair enuf to differentiate with s8!! ;)

21. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I like my concept with the inset glass notification area down the center back of the phone, protected by metal around it. With either LEDs or a secondary screen under the glass. The glass also makes wireless charging etc easier, but isn't as fragile or exposed as the current S7.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I thought I saw a video where LG had this on their home button, but hasn't used it yet? Anyway its only a good idea if you place your phone upside down. I rather it be around the home button, or speaker grill on the top.

29. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

It would be cooler with a logo on the back flashing in dfferent colors. PS All Apple engineers reading this. I claim Prior Art so don't try patenting it.

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