The Samsung Galaxy S10 series, although great phones lack something very rudimentary i.e. The Notification LED. The bezel-less nature of the phone does not allow for a stand-alone notification LED, however, there is a cool new app that will enable you to have Samsung Galaxy S10 Notification Light using the camera cutout.
The S10 lineup came out a few weeks ago and for the most part, the phones have done exceedingly well. The main point of contention for many appears to be the cutout camera on the front. Many users don’t mind it, however, others dislike it on the grounds that it takes away from the full display experience. The camera cutout has also seen the rise of some creative wallpapers that help hide the cutout.
However, the camera cutout is not our concern in this article, what we have today is a spectacular new app that transforms the camera cutout on S10 smartphones into a makeshift Notification LED. Here is how it works.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Notification Light App
The name of the app is Holey light and it has been developed by veteran Android developer Chainfire. The app animates the display area immediately surrounding the camera cut-out as a replacement for the missing notification LED.
The great thing about Holey light is that it is completely free and add free. However, do note that it is a work in progress and you may experience some bugs. All in all, this is a revolutionary idea for a much-needed Notification LED on the S10 phones.
Another thing to note is that,
Holey Light does not currently work when the screen is off and the phone is unplugged. This is because the app in its current state would keep the device awake (and most of the screen off) to emulate the LED, which is enough of a power draw to drain the battery on your device. Chainfire is exploring solutions to this, but since this requires extensive testing, you may have to wait for a while. Since the app is open sourced, you can recompile it with this feature enabled if you wish to try it out now.
Download Samsung Galaxy S10 Notification Light App (Holey Light)
You can download the app from the link below
Here is the app in action
Bring forth the "Holey Light" ! S10/S10e/S10+ Notification LED emulation, by flashing the camera cutout edges in various colors. Much beta, such ouch, work in progress. Free, sauce included. https://t.co/xqX2fFWnaa pic.twitter.com/pCoeVPi8fi
— Chainfire (@ChainfireXDA) April 3, 2019
Let me know in the comments how the app works for you and what improvements you would like to see in the future.