Mobile devices are getting more and more powerful, with major vendors giving their best to cram as many features to their products as humanly possible, and then some.
Depending on the sensor’s reading, users will be presented with different advice how to best protect themselves.Samsung is one of those leading this trend, having launched the world’s first mass-produced smartphone with a built-in heart rate sensor – the Galaxy S5. Like that’s not enough, the Korean company has also unveiled few wearable devices, including the original Galaxy Gear smart watch, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit, as well as the Android Wear-powered Gear Live. That apparently is not enough with Sammy now looking to add even more sensors to its forthcoming Galaxy Note 4 phablet.
According to the SamMobile website, the company will equip the next Note with the ability to measure sun’s (UV) radiation that will work in tandem with an app to inform users when they are in danger of damaging their skin. This ultraviolet sensor, the report says, will be placed somewhere in the front of the phone (behind the panel?) and be able to distinct between 5 UV index levels: Low, Moderate, High, Very High and Extreme. Depending on the sensor’s reading, users will be presented with different advice how to best protect themselves.
Chances are the UV sensor will fill-in data in the S Health app, which will then use it to create an even better image of one’s well-being; and/or to guide him/her how to lead a healthier life.
Samsung will most likely announce the Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA conference taking place in September in Berlin, Germany.