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No, the Galaxy Note 10 won’t be getting an LED notification light

There has been some speculation today, based on a trademark of all things, that the Galaxy Note 10 might have an LED notification light. We might not be talking about this had things not changed with the Galaxy S10. You may recall that it doesn’t have a notification LED. The reason is quite simple. Its Infinity-O display doesn’t leave enough space for a notification LED.

Even though the position of the camera hole will be different, the Galaxy Note 10 will also tout an Infinity-O display. So it’s going to have the same limitation. The other sensors will be present but there won’t be a notification LED.

No, a Galaxy Note 10 LED notification light isn’t likely

The European Union Intellectual Property Office has approved a Samsung trademark application for “Samsung LED Illuminated.” The description mentions “LED for displays; LED for mobile phones; LED for mobile phone flash; LED display; LED-lighting; LED headlights,” so on and so forth.

It’s understandable why some might feel that perhaps Samsung may have found a way around this limitation. It can’t stick a notification LED on the bezel since they’re quite slim. Perhaps the camera light ring might be used as a replacement? There are some third-party apps which allow you to use the Galaxy S10’s camera light ring, which turns on when facial recognition is actively detecting a face, as a battery indicator.

There nothing to suggest so far that Samsung is looking at a similar implementation for notifications. One thing is for sure, though. It’s highly unlikely that the Galaxy Note 10 is going to have a notification LED. So it would be best not to keep your fingers crossed for it. This trademark might just be for a camera LED flash, which would make more sense in the Galaxy Note 10’s case.

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locarno
locarno

“based on a trademark of all things”

What this mean ?

They can put led in front speaker as Sony did it in Xperia.

Seems like they removed this application from site.

colliderz
colliderz

Thanks Samsung for making it much easier for me to ditch you. Samsung has become worse than Apple recently.

GS7edge
GS7edge

Apple is still worse than Samsung though but what is funny is that Samsung is now following Apple’s path

kav946
kav946

I recently (last year) turned off the LED notification light on my Note 8 (and now the note 9) and don’t miss it at all.

No device can be everything to everyone.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Led notification will be dead forever 🙁 thought I would miss it a lot when I jumped up to the s10 from my s8 &9 but it is just a nice to have.

Would love to have it back but given future is all screen there will be no space unless put on to of the frame

martindale
martindale

Why not just blink a small dot on the OLED screen. Or does that need to fire up the whole display driver circuit and consume too much power?

Saranan Majilya
Saranan Majilya

Constantly static lighting dot may cause burn the pixels. Specifically at the time of charging.

Samcurve
Samcurve

I think Samsung can do it if they want, to prevent burn in, maybe the moving small dot? 🤔

Rawdonw
Rawdonw

Would be great if they would make use of the pixels surrounding the hole in the screen…something like a flashing halo for notifications and a chasing circle when the phone is charging (which can change from red to green once fully charged 🙂 ). The tech is there, just needs a tweak in the software.

PlumUkr
PlumUkr

There are some phones in the past with notification LEDs under the top speaker grill. And there certainly are ultra compact and bright modern LEDs on the market, one of them could be easily placed somewhere, for example on the bottom display border. I would even be happy to have RGB notification LED on the back side of the phone, somewhere near camera or instead the heart rate sensor. AOD can not replace notification LED at all!

iceguyver
iceguyver

I am surprised that not more device OEMs have used that same design for their notification LED. As the speaker grill is the perfect place for a notification LED.

wjm911
wjm911

It’s as if they’re willing to see how far they can go to get people to not buy this phone

kingrohan
kingrohan

True that.
Is this the beginning of the end for Samsung, just like Nokia..???

willyboy666
willyboy666

Pay More and get less strategy … no IR no LED light no extra button to remap no Jack no HR sensor no & Samsung was thinking about dumping the Spen too ….hahaha
Maybe we should pay 1200 euro for a brick of glass.
Well done Samsung and bye bye

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