Samsung is likely switching out the notification LED for a illuminated ring and will debut the feature, dubbed Smart Glow, on the Galaxy J2. That we can figure out so far. The Galaxy Note 7 may get the feature, too and so may the Galaxy S8, but SamMobile is reporting that the more advanced phones will get enhanced features.
Starting off with the basics, Priority alerts are for your run-of-the-mill notifications. Colors can be tethered to certain contacts so you know which “blings” to pick up and read. Usage alerts should light up in different colors which should refer to different battery situations. The selfie assist mode will help with rear camera selfies by lighting up in blue when the phone finds a face. It will then snap a picture within two seconds.
Other colors Smart Glow will light up in include green, white, orange and yellow.
What will not be on the Galaxy J2 supposedly are expanded Usage alerts for memory scenarios. The selfie assist mode can light up different parts of the Smart Glow ring to prompt users in framing up their rear-facing selfie. The ring can also show off weather information and health information. SamMobile believes that the heart reading mechanism could be the rear camera in association with LED flash. It’s not clear what information we could glean from Smart Glow in this situation.
We may see the Galaxy S8 and other Tizen-based Z-series phones get these features.