1. KupKrazy's Avatar
    Very much like the GS9 series was the last to have a notification light. It just dawned on me that it would seem likely to me that the notification light is also gone on the Note 10.

    Sometimes I take for granted how much I do use the notification light, even if I have my Always On Display activated. I have it blink a certain color when text messages come in so I know without looking at the phone (and the AOD will not always show that notification if I have more than 4 notifications). It helps me distinguish message notifications vs other notifications easily.

    It was also easy to see from a distance that charging was complete.

    Was I too spoiled with that light? Do others find much use of it as well? Was it just impossible to have some sort of notification light with the Infinity O display? Maybe next to the ear speaker... or maybe a ring around the camera hole?

    I guess it's considered a relic like the infrared blaster.
    silverfang77 and Morty2264 like this.
    03-16-2019 02:42 AM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    Samsung is releasing the API for the front camera ring light to be used as a notification light.
    03-16-2019 04:18 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    That's not going to be the same to people used to the little LED in the corner. Another "let's fix what isn't broken" move on Samsung's part.
    KupKrazy likes this.
    03-16-2019 01:09 PM
  4. silverfang77's Avatar
    So the venerable LED will follow the keyboard, removable battery, and IR blaster into the mists of time.
    03-16-2019 01:20 PM
  5. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    That's not going to be the same to people used to the little LED in the corner. Another "let's fix what isn't broken" move on Samsung's part.
    It is the only way to make it work with full frontal display. You can always buy something else if you're unhappy.
    03-16-2019 02:17 PM
  6. Freakster1's Avatar
    I can't stand using a phone without the indicator light. Aod just doesn't cut it for me. Looks like this phone will be my last upgrade for awhile.
    03-16-2019 03:28 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I hope it true , it's pretty slick animation from the front camera
    03-16-2019 03:35 PM
  8. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I hope they can find place for notification light on Note 10...the light is really helpful
    T48 likes this.
    03-16-2019 03:47 PM
  9. jhimmel's Avatar
    It is the only way to make it work with full frontal display. You can always buy something else if you're unhappy.
    Many of us went with Galaxy S and Notes because they pretty much had everything. Buying something else may get the LED back, but will most likely sacrifice other things. It's just a shame to see features getting dropped just to squeeze a little more screen to phone ratio. Camera hole punch lighting may be an acceptable alternative - I'll definitely look for it on the Note 10 (Note X). The situation with the LED is not the end of the world, but it is a disappointment for those of us that have relied on it as a convenience for many years. It's actually one of a handful of features on my "short list" that brought me to Samsung in the first place when I moved from BlackBerry to Android.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-16-2019 04:55 PM
  10. chanchan05's Avatar
    That's not going to be the same to people used to the little LED in the corner. Another "let's fix what isn't broken" move on Samsung's part.
    How different would it be? It's just a circle that's flashing and not a dot. Of course we'll have to see what happens though when it's fully implemented.

    Here's a third party app that already does that:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.used.aoe

    Here's how it would look:


    Obviously it's not ideal yet since it's third party. But Samsung Ambassadors are saying an update is coming that will make the ring a notification light.
    03-16-2019 05:07 PM
  11. jhimmel's Avatar
    How different would it be? It's just a circle that's flashing and not a dot. Of course we'll have to see what happens though when it's fully implemented.

    Here's a third party app that already does that:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.used.aoe

    Here's how it would look:


    Obviously it's not ideal yet since it's third party. But Samsung Ambassadors are saying an update is coming that will make the ring a notification light.
    True, not ideal yet, but I think I could see it as an alternative with some fine tuning.
    03-16-2019 05:17 PM
  12. Johnston212's Avatar
    It is the only way to make it work with full frontal display. You can always buy something else if you're unhappy.
    What is the big deal with a full frontal display? I get having an amazing display, but sometimes it goes too far.

    The S10 has a beautiful display, despite being too close to the edge of the phone. It also has a small punch that, for me, is a completely useless flaw in the screen.
    Yesterday 08:15 AM
  13. Johnston212's Avatar
    So the venerable LED will follow the keyboard, removable battery, and IR blaster into the mists of time.
    Unlike the rest, the notification led still has relevance.
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    Yesterday 08:21 AM
  14. sweetypie31's Avatar
    How different would it be? It's just a circle that's flashing and not a dot. Of course we'll have to see what happens though when it's fully implemented.

    Here's a third party app that already does that:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.used.aoe

    Here's how it would look:


    Obviously it's not ideal yet since it's third party. But Samsung Ambassadors are saying an update is coming that will make the ring a notification light.
    I like the ring .
    Yesterday 08:47 AM
  15. frederickdawg's Avatar
    Would sorely miss not having an LED indicator. It's very subtle yet so useful.
    Yesterday 12:46 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    the other thing it never drained battery
    T48 likes this.
    Yesterday 12:51 PM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Unlike the rest, the notification led still has relevance.
    That's because that's what works for you. Many are just as passionate for those other features. For me, none of them matter including the LED. That doesn't mean they don't add value or are any less relevant.
    debdroid1a and justafew like this.
    Yesterday 01:07 PM
  18. Johnston212's Avatar
    That's because that's what works for you. Many are just as passionate for those other features. For me, none of them matter including the LED. That doesn't mean they don't add value or are any less relevant.
    Battery and keyboard have been replaced with comparable alternatives. There is no replacement for the notification led.
    Yesterday 07:02 PM
  19. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Battery and keyboard have been replaced with comparable alternatives. There is no replacement for the notification led.
    AOD
    Yesterday 07:04 PM
  20. Johnston212's Avatar
    AOD
    Not even close. I use both and AOD is useful for notifying me of all notifications, whereas the notification led notifies me of specific important notifications.

    It's just not a viable replacement
    Yesterday 07:20 PM
  21. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Not even close. I use both and AOD is useful for notifying me of all notifications, whereas the notification led notifies me of specific important notifications.

    It's just not a viable replacement
    It isn't for you but not everyone needs or wants an LED.... unfortunately you can't pick and choose what options are on a particular device. None of us can, but we can buy the devices that make the most sense for us. That's the best we can do.
    sweetypie31 likes this.
    Yesterday 07:27 PM
  22. KupKrazy's Avatar
    That ring around the camera - is that supposed to stay on until the phone is woken up? That looks too bright to be be part of the dim AOD, so it would seem that it would kill the battery if a notification was on overnight. Looks nice, but not as practical as the old LED. I guess it'll have to be something to get used to and not being able to just know something by quickly glancing at the phone. Even looking at the green light to know the phone is fully charged would mean either I look at it closely to see if the AOD is showing 100%... or maybe that ring will glow? Ah, well.
    Yesterday 09:12 PM
  23. chanchan05's Avatar
    That ring around the camera - is that supposed to stay on until the phone is woken up? That looks too bright to be be part of the dim AOD, so it would seem that it would kill the battery if a notification was on overnight. Looks nice, but not as practical as the old LED. I guess it'll have to be something to get used to and not being able to just know something by quickly glancing at the phone. Even looking at the green light to know the phone is fully charged would mean either I look at it closely to see if the AOD is showing 100%... or maybe that ring will glow? Ah, well.
    They're both just LED lights. Why should it be different in terms of battery?
    Yesterday 10:19 PM
  24. KupKrazy's Avatar
    They're both just LED lights. Why should it be different in terms of battery?
    Isn't the ring around the camera part of the amoled screen? That's part of the display and not like the single led that the notification light is made of?
    Yesterday 11:08 PM
  25. chanchan05's Avatar
    Isn't the ring around the camera part of the amoled screen? That's part of the display and not like the single led that the notification light is made of?
    I'm still not sure how that translates to a significantly larger battery drain. The whole point of AMOLED is you can light up certain parts of your screen without turning the rest on, unlike an LCD. So there should be no difference in power drain whether or not the ring is separate or part of the screen.
    Today 05:14 AM
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