The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could come packing a sun ray tracking UV sensor.
Building on the new health sensors built into the flagship Samsung Galaxy S5, it looks like the Note 4 could come with some additional health-centric technology.
Although the first rumours of the UV sensor for the Galaxy Note 4 emerged earlier this year, there were very few details on what the uses for such technology would be in a smartphone.
However, SamMobile has now obtained some fresh information on the Galaxy Note 4, which it claims will be the first smartphone to feature an UV sensor.
Apparently, the UV sensor will work in conjunction with the Samsung S Health app to measure the sun’s UV radiation.
The aim is to warn users when the UV level is getting too high, hopefully helping to prevent skin damage, premature aging and the risk of skin cancer.
It’s not as simple as wafting your phone in the sun though, you’ll supposedly need to maintain a 60 degree elevation angle towards the sun with the back of your new Note 4.
Samsung went into health and fitness sensors in a big way with the Samsung Galaxy S5, introducing a heart rate monitor to the back of the smartphone and subsequently adding the technology to the Samsung Gear Fit, Gear 2 and its other new wrist-worn devices.
While we heartily recommend building the awareness around UV and ways to protect your skin against the sun’s harmful rays, we’re not sure how building a sensor into your smartphone would be a useful addition to Samsung’s smartphone range.
Although with this rumoured UV sensor, the Galaxy Note 4 is expected to feature a retina scanner for enhanced phone security, a 5.7-inch QHD 2560 x 1440p display running on an Exynos 5433 octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM.
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