Samsung has filed a patent that shows an LED light around the camera punch hole. According to the patent, it is possible to use it to display various status information. LetsGoDigital reports that the LED ring could fill up when charging the phone. This could also indicate new WhatsApp messages or other notifications. According to the portal, the patent dates back to October 2019 and could, therefore, indicate a corresponding feature for the Galaxy Note 20.
The Galaxy Note 20 could have a status indicator around its front camera
According to the patent, Samsung is experimenting with different designs. Some sketches show a pill-shaped camera cutouts with a surrounding LED. In a picture, it is not an LED that encloses the camera. Instead, you can see a bar located under or next to the front camera.
If you are familiar with Samsung smartphones, a few question marks could possibly hover. Right: The Galaxy S10 already has an LED ring around the front camera. So the technology itself is not new. The situation is different with the use of the ring as a notification light. So far, Samsung has failed to use such a feature.
However, it should be obvious that the fans want exactly this function. Some third-party developers have already developed apps that turn the LED into a notification bar. Therefore, it is likely that the notification light will celebrate a revival with the Galaxy Note 20.
As already mentioned, the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 also have the necessary technology to bring back a notification bar. It is therefore possible that the function for older flagships will be submitted later via an update.
We are excited to see if the rumor is true. Many users will surely be happy if they no longer have to rely on third-party solutions. After all: The always-on display already ensure that you will not miss any messages on current Samsung flagships even without a notification light.