1. PhoneyFrank1's Avatar
    Does anybody else here have a LG Stylo 5 phone and notice the little hole/lens in top right of phone that you can only see if you shine bright light on it?. I turn face cam on and only the obvious intended top left camera shows. The "hidden" cam appears to have no reaction to the image on the screen when I cover it up or not. It also does not appear to be a sensor. At the risk of sounding a little crazy, do you think this could have been installed as a spying feature by corporate or government interests?
    08-26-2020 08:46 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    08-26-2020 08:55 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You sure it isn't just the notification LED? https://www.t-mobile.com/support/dev...ted-lg-stylo-5
    08-26-2020 09:00 PM
  4. PhoneyFrank1's Avatar
    Can you show a screen shot of this hidden camera?

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=413366
    well, it would not be a screenshot because it does not show up on the screen. It is part of the physical frame of the phone. I will try to show imgur shot though
    08-26-2020 09:02 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    well, it would not be a screenshot because it does not show up on the screen. It is part of the physical frame of the phone. I will try to show imgur shot though
    Ok and maybe the area your referring to also
    08-26-2020 09:03 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Pretty sure it's the notification LED ...
    08-26-2020 09:06 PM
  7. PhoneyFrank1's Avatar
    Pretty sure it's the notification LED ...
    I think Diddy is right, it is the LED light, but I don't trust them I'm gonna cover it up with tape anyway. Thanks for your help
    08-26-2020 09:09 PM
  8. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I think Diddy is right, it is the LED light, but I don't trust them I'm gonna cover it up with tape anyway. Thanks for your help
    Not everything you don't understand is some attempt to spy on you. LED notifications are very common and use to be standard on phones (before AMOLED displays and AOD became popular), so not sure why you are so skeptical.
    08-26-2020 09:15 PM
  9. PhoneyFrank1's Avatar
    Not everything you don't understand is some attempt to spy on you. LED notifications are very common and use to be standard on phones (before AMOLED displays and AOD became popular), so not sure why you are so skeptical.
    by them I mean corporate gov't interests (not ambassadors on Android Central). I don't doubt the LED is the official stated intent of the lens.
    08-26-2020 09:30 PM
  10. Mooncatt's Avatar
    by them I mean corporate gov't interests (not ambassadors on Android Central). I don't doubt the LED is the official stated intent of the lens.
    It's not a camera or lens, and you have no basis for that claim.
    08-26-2020 10:12 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    A notification LED is a light, not a lens/camera. If you really wanted to make sure, you could tear the phone down and check, but that would invalidate your warranty.
    08-26-2020 10:16 PM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    by them I mean corporate gov't interests (not ambassadors on Android Central). I don't doubt the LED is the official stated intent of the lens.
    And which corporate/government interests do you exactly mean? South Korea where the phone is made, the United States where maybe you live or any other country all around the world where this model is sold?

    And how is possible that carriers, repairers, users and any geek all around the globe that had contact with this phone haven't noticed such a thing?
    08-27-2020 06:58 AM
  13. Javier P's Avatar
    I guess if anyone was that interested in spying on you wouldn't fake a camera as a LED. They would just create a clever piece of software that uses the main cameras, mics and every existing sensor in your phone and then call home with that info, of course.
    08-27-2020 07:04 AM
  14. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    You do sound quite paranoid to be honest. Sorry but your reasoning just doesn’t sound reasonable.
    08-27-2020 07:16 AM
  15. Terost's Avatar
    I have the Stylos 5 and it is the red led notification lamp.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    08-31-2020 08:52 AM

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