Samsung is about 2 days away from officially launching the new Galaxy S10. And although we have already had more than enough leaks, the leaks aren’t stopping just yet. Ronald Quandt today leaked a new case for the Galaxy S10e, made by Samsung itself.
The leak shows off the Galaxy S10e in the new LED cover case with an “Emotional LED Lighting Effect” and if that sounds really weird and unnecessary, you won’t be wrong. Samsung usually makes flip covers for its phones that keep you updated, but this time around, it’s making normal covers but with a twist.
There are little LED lights on the back that will notify you whenever you get notifications, etc. For example, when you receive a call, there will be a phone icon made up of the LEDs. And as “cool” as it looks, this case might use a lot of battery. But even if you don’t consider the battery part, this is really gimmicky.
For one, why would anyone even want their entire phone to light up whenever they receive a notification? You would always have to have your phone laying face down for that, too. And let’s not forget that this case directly contradicts everything Google is trying to do with Digital Health and allowing you to focus on real-life instead of always being distracted by your phone. I mean, Google literally has an ad campaign for the feature:
Guess Samsung didn’t get the memo. Sure, the feature is only found on the Google Pixel 3 phones, but it’s still really weird to see both the companies doing something entirely opposite. This new case will still woo all the Galaxy fans that like to change their system font to Comic Sans, though. So Samsung is doing pretty well at targeting its market here.