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Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 will measure UV radiation

News by Luke Jones on Friday July 18, 2014.

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Galaxy Note 4 UV
Galaxy Note 4 UV

If the reports surrounding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 4 phablet smartphone are to be believed, the company has some huge plans for its flagship device. From what we have been told, the Note 4 will have a number of standout features and we can now add a new one to that growing list. According to sources today the Galaxy Note 4 will ship with a UV (Ultraviolet) sensor.

The UV sensor will be included as a part of Samsung's growing ambitions in health, something started by earlier devices and likely to be expanded upon with the Note 4. S Health on the Galaxy S5 is a robust package that includes a heart rate monitor, but the Galaxy Note 4 will pack even more health oriented features.

What is surprising is that at the moment the UV sensor does not look like a mere gimmick and will actually have a practical use, whether as a toy or a tool. The sensor will read the UV radiation coming from the sun in your location and let you know how dangerous that radiation is in that moment. The monitor will mark levels of radiation on a five point index ranging from low (safe) to extreme (dangerous).

This will certainly appeal to those who spend a lot time outdoors in hot weather, such as athletes. UV radiation from the sun is dangerous if skin is exposed to high quantities of it and sun rays are one of the chief causes of skin cancer, it is even a health risk on cloudy days. Monitoring UV radiation will help the health crowd, but for the rest of us it will at least tell us if we are going to burn and how long it will take.

Aside from the UV radiation sensor the Galaxy Note 4 will add the full S Health suite from the Samsung Galaxy S5, while the fingerprint sensor will be along for the ride too. We are hoping Samsung has found a way to implement the S Pen with all of its health oriented monitors, because after all the "stylus" is the Note series' trump card. The Note 4 is expected to land in September.

source: Android and Me

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