Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Could Come with an Ultraviolet Sensor

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  1. dgstorm

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    How would you feel if your brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 let you know you should put on sunscreen because of the volume of ultraviolet rays that are out that day? It's a bit of a gimmick, but Samsung is the king of throwing those into their devices, and the latest rumint suggests that might just happen.

    Supposedly, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might have an ultraviolet sensor as part of its S Health line of services. This sensor will allow the phone to warn you when your skin might need some extra protection because the Sun's rays are a bit too caustic at that moment. The phone will actually be able to measure and inform of you of the UV Index level at that time, simply by holding the device at a 60 degree angle of elevation towards the sun.

    Here's a quote below discussing some of the facts and myths about ultraviolet radiation.

    What would you think of this feature if the Galaxy Note 4 actually included it? At first blush it seems silly because we should know and be careful about the sun, but sometimes it's easy to forget. Maybe a gentle reminder from our device might not be too bad...

    Source: SamMobile
     
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    Samsung continues to innovate! LOL

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    For myself, completely useless.

    I don't doubt it'd be a helpful feature to a small percentage though.
     
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    Kinda like the heart rate monitor on the S5. I used it once to see if it works (it does) but not something I will use on a regular basis.

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    The list of "Note 4 maybes" is getting ridiculous. At this point, I expect the next rumor to be that the Note 4 may be coming with the most powerful Dyson vacuum yet built in. The stylus is hollow and can be used in upholstery cracks.

    Sorry to give it away before the official rumint release...
     
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    For me, completely useless because I'm black and I don't tan. I was born with my tan so Samsung I expect a discount on my Note 4. :D
     
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    LOL!!!!
     
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    My insider sources have suggested a built-in toaster oven, the vacuum will be an option only found on the international version. ;)
     
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    They can sell a lot of them here for sure...
     
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    Actually African Americans are more prone to skin cancer, because you have dark skin does not mean you are immune to skin diseases brought on by the suns ultra violet rays, now to Samsung, Samsung should just relax with all these gimmicks and concentrate to make a more streamline device with LESS bloat that takes up unnecessary storage space, just develop an app for that and give the consumer a choice to utilize it whenever he/she wishes.
     
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    This is why the model of phone design and sales needs to change. I have no use for this. I would actually rather not have this, a heart rate sensor, a fingerprint scanner, a vacuum, or a toaster oven built into my phone. Phones should have options like PCs do. You want a front facing camera, you got it. Don't want it, save $10. It could easily be done: build one main board and two or three frame/screen sizes, offer almost all of the sensors and other goodies as options. Rear facing camera could be standard (with possibly upgrades), but the IR blaster, front camera, fingerprint scanner, laser focus, barometer, heart rate sensor, stylus, and anything else they imagine could be optional.
     
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    How about a straight forward non bloated device, except for Samsung app store, and I can choose which stuff I want?
    But even native Android is smothered in bloat now so.....

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