Turn the Samsung Galaxy S20 hole-punch into a battery indicator with Energy Ring
As manufacturers have tried to push the limits of bezel-less design, we’ve seen several “solutions” arise. Pop-up cameras and later notches were the first big trends, and they’ve both stuck around for a while. Another long-standing option is the hole-punch camera cutout. We’ve seen some clever methods for hiding the hole-punch, but we’ve also seen some manufacturers and developers of third-party apps use the cutout in creative ways. Energy Ring by XDA Recognized Developer jagan2 is a cool app that puts the hole-punch to use by turning the cutout into a battery indicator. The app was recently optimized for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series.
For those not familiar with Energy Ring, the idea is to utilize the space around the hole-punch rather than hide it. There are a lot of customizations at your fingertips, such as configuring the width of the ring, the direction of depletion, changing colors based on battery level, and more. There are a few extra features for paid users, but there is enough in store to keep free users satisfied. The developer says there is a very minimal effect on CPU and battery.
Energy Ring was originally made available for the Samsung Galaxy S10 and later came out for the Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Note 10 series. Now, the app works on the S20 series. Note that there is a specific app for each supported device. The app linked below is specifically for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, and the 5G variants.
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