Android 13 is likely to bring flashlight brightness control to users
If you are currently using an Android phone , its camera settings include LED flash. In addition to helping with low-light photography, this module is commonly used as a flashlight in the dark. It seems that 13 new features will soon be added to the Android operating system, which Samsung users have been enjoying for a long time. Needless to say, this feature has been present in Apple iPhones for a long time. Now according to the latest report of Mishal Rahman in the blog Esper, Android 13 will add two new APIs that allow users to control the brightness of the flashlight on their smartphones.
Google released the first developer preview version of Android 13 in February 2022 and introduced new changes to Android 13 such as privacy and security updates, dynamic theme creation, the ability to choose a different language for each app, etc. However, it seems that the option to control the brightness of the flashlight will be the best feature.
Samsung has introduced the feature of controlling the brightness of the flashlight
Samsung smartphones already control the brightness with the help of a slider. they did; But unfortunately, this feature has not been provided by other phone manufacturers. Now it seems that Google has started and with the release of Android 13, it plans to provide a feature that other smartphones can also have an option to control the brightness of the flashlight.
The upcoming Android 13 operating system includes two APIs named ” getTorchStrengthLevel” and “turnOnTorchWithStrengthLevel”. The first API increases the brightness level of the LED flash, while the second API sets it to the minimum value. Previously, there was only one API called “setTorchMode” that allowed users to turn the flashlight on or off.
It is said that all Android 13 phones may not be able to change the brightness levels of the flashlight. According to this blog, support for this feature requires a camera hardware update. Basically, it is possible that only Google’s own Pixel phones with Android 13 will receive this feature.