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Does any recent phone have notification LED ?

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Does any recent phone have notification LED ?

Using a LG G8 and absolutely miss the notification LED.

Are there any recent phones that still have notification LED?
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Some of the recent Nokias have one built into the power button. Look at about 4 seconds into the promo video.

But they're few and far between. They've mostly been sacrificed for higher screen to body ratios. Always On Displays seem to be the intended alternative, but I find it hard to easily distinguish at a glance a normal AOD state showing the clock from an AOD showing the clock and a little notification icon. And that's all assuming your phone has an OLED display. Eliminating the Notification LED on an IPS display phone really doesn't work.

But as for software alternatives, Glimpse Notifications can help a bit. And aodNotify (for those that have a Samsung or OnePlus) offers a passable alternative. Might be something similar for LG.
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reefer123 wrote: I absolutely hate the no led "new style"
The iphone had it for the last 13 years.
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I agree, really annoying to have it missing. It's so simple yet so useful, be it battery charging status or notifications. My S8 has it, but I've learned to live without it since I use a flip case and tend to place my phone screen down.

Really wish they would just put it into a corner behind plastic or glass, would be visible but not take away screen space.
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Samsungs have a notification LED. when its plugged in charging it lights up, when its done its green, i dont normally pay attention to it but its there. i even think LGs have it too i cant remember tho its been 3 years since i used an LG