A new type of LED notification system will be featured in the upcoming Galaxy J2 (2016) as per reports. In fact, we may begin to see this feature embedded in all future Samsung smartphones soon enough. The news was shared by GalaxyClub.nl after they found the feature mentioned in the upcoming J2's leaked manual.
The hardware of the Smart Glow feature is a pretty simplistic LED ring that's capable of flashing in various colors. As you can see in the image, the ring will be encompassing the rear camera module of the phone. Now, the usefulness of the LED ring lies in its functionalities and here are the ones we know about at this time.
1. You will be able to set specific colors for specific contacts, so when a notification arrives, you will know who it is from, even without turning the phone around and from a distance.
2. It will indicate low battery like regular LED notifiers do.
3. The Smart Glow will enable the user to take efficient selfies with its rear camera as well, because it will emit a blue light as soon as the subject's face is within the sensor's viewfinder.
Personally, we like the last one the most and users will probably find it to be the most useful as well.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
While it's definitely not the first time that we are hearing about an upcoming foldable smartphone from Samsung, the latest report from ET News has recently added a few details to the speculations. Samsung may at first, launch a dual-screen device which will have two flat flexible displays on each side of it. Whether or not the second foldable smartphone is introduced to the market later will depend on how well the first product is received by the customers. If the report is to be believed, then the twin-display smartphone will hit markets by 2017 in small amounts and in select markets around the world.
As the second part of the company's two step introduction plan, a foldable smartphone with a single flexible display will later be released in the year 2018 (considering that the first one turns out to be a success). This news reminds us of the Samsung Galaxy Round, the smartphone which featured a curved OLED panel. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Round wasn't popular enough to see a more widespread release than its initial limited manufacturing in 2013.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)