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Samsung Care Ambassador

Re: Led Notification Light on the camera cut out

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@amanv722452 the camera cutout will indeed function as the notification light. It will be automatically colored based on the notification. I, along with a couple other Ambassadors, learned this from a Samsung executive after the Unpacked event in San Francisco. There will be a software update that will enable this on or slightly before launch. 😁

 

Update: The update turned out not being released when the executive thought it it would. Only developers truly know when an update pushes out. That being said, I still believe that the update will happen. Stay tuned. 

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amanv722452
Asteroid

Re: Led Notification Light on the camera cut out

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@VerbumVeritum yup i did saw in a video of unbox therapy the lighting effect but didnt saw for the charging one so just thought to post my suggestion😁 thank you though for your reply it was helpful

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izephyr
Halo

Re: Led Notification Light on the camera cut out

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This is Just an effect and actual screen. The camera cutout does not contain any special hardware. It will just illuminate the pixels surrounding the camera cutout. In no way this is equivalent to the led notification. And by design, there are plenty of space available for an LED on top near the speaker grill. This is so poor that samsung made a bad decision. I wish I could cancel my pre-order. Yes, LED notification is a deal breaker for me.

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Samsung Care Ambassador

Re: Led Notification Light on the camera cut out

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@izephyr it is the same as a notification light just without the actual light, you are correct. The reminder is still there. It is a clever way to replace the actual light without taking away functionality at all.  Cheers! 🙂

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izephyr
Halo

Re: Led Notification Light on the camera cut out

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ha ha ha! Only a fool will believe this.

I am sorry but I cannot agree. Yes, It is true that I can blink any pixel of the 1200nits screen to make up a Dynamic AMOLED Notification Light and it will be pretty easy to program than an LED outside of the screen. And yes, we are forced to accept the changes. I am not happy that samsung took this decision. and I am sure that there are plenty of people who LIKED this. I use a headphone jack maybe 5 times in a day. But I look for the notificaiton LED  hundred times. Just imagine, you sent me this message and I knew already that I have got an email on my S7 edge. And it was done, no interruption, only a blink! BTW, there is NO point in discussing this now. This is absolutely worthless discussion all these when the product is already shipping and the specs cannot be changed. And your consolation will be like "LED Notification is dead" and we cannot bring dead people back. So, we have to live the rest of the S10 life without a LED notificaiton.

Maybe someday a new device is born and Samsung re-considers our mourning and drill back a tiny little hole near the bezel or in the side or anywhere in the phone. 

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amanv722452
Asteroid

Re: Led Notification Light on the camera cut out

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@izephyr true we have to accept changes i am only saying this because there is an animation near the camera cut out so maybe in future updates samsung can give color options for notifications jst like led lighting.. take this as an example the outside part of the hole punch can light up when you are charging or a notification comes.... they can also install the led near speaker grill as you said(This is just like an idea they could do)

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Samsung Care Ambassador

Re: Led Notification Light on the camera cut out

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@izephyr your argument is moot. Nothing was taken away. The notification indicator will still be present and you will still know that you have a notification immediately when you get it, plus a reminder for later. I hope you enjoy your new device!! 😁😁😁

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Fille84
Cosmic Ray

Re: Led Notification Light on the camera cut out

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I guess this feature will be enabled without having to enable AOD? Why Im asking this is beacause this thing to light up pixels around the camera cutout is just like AOD. But for me I don't want to use AOD, just use the notification light to see when I have a notification.

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Samsung Care Ambassador

Re: Led Notification Light on the camera cut out

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@Fille84  the notification indicator should be unconnected to the always on display settings. It won't be a continuous type of notification, it should remain intermittent. 

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userHJjTSyUseD
Asteroid

Re: Led Notification Light on the camera cut out

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Agreed. It's hard to believe they dropped this feature. I've got the S10+ and was amazed to find the LED notification light missing!

If your busy using both hands  all it took was a glance to see if a missed call or message needed attending to. The AOE app is WAY too hard on the battery to think about using it.

Come on Samsung let's see you put your street cred straight on this one!!! 

 

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