Samsung’s new Smart Glow feature was leaked last month which said it will Notification LED which will be coming to upcoming devices Galaxy J2 (2016). Smart Glow is actually much more than just a notification light alternative,
Glowing ring around the rear camera lens will have roughly three functions. Smart Glow can provide Priority alerts, Usage alerts and what Samsung calls Selfie assist. The first, Priority alerts, seems to be comparable to Edge lighting on the Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S7 edge. Colors can be assigned to contacts, so one glance suffices to know whose call, message or email was just received.
Usage alerts pertain to the functioning of the phone itself. The Smart Glow ring will light up in different colors, indicating battery status and providing charging alerts. Last but not least, Selfie assist helps taking pictures of oneself using the rear camera. The Smart Glow ring will light up in blue when the face is detected, after which the picture is taken within two seconds.
Furthermore, there is ongoing development of features named Weather ring and Health ring. Weather ring provides weather information through Smart Glow. After shaking the phone, the ring will glow in a color that represents current weather conditions. Sunny weather will be, for example, represented by a yellow glow, while rain results in a blue hue.
More interesting, as far as we are concerned, is Health ring. In future Galaxy devices, the rear camera itself will be used to monitor heart rate, in combination with the phone’s LED flash. Functionality will be integrated with the Smart Glow software, although it is unclear to us what role the ring itself will play here.
5-inch (1280 x 720 Pixels) HD display
1.5 GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC8830 processor with Mali-400MP2 GPU
2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB with microSD
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS
8MP auto focus rear camera with LED Flash
5MP front-facing camera
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
Smart Glow will launch on the Galaxy J2 (2016) in India with only the above mentioned basic features, but Samsung expects it to become an important mode of interaction. Smart Glow will come to other devices as well, with the Galaxy S8 a likely candidate for the extended Weather ring and Health ring features, doing away with the additional (and according to some, ugly) heart rate sensor.
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