We've seen some questions appear on the Internet surrounding the little red light that's barely visible on the Lumia 925. We've attempted to capture the light on camera, but it's too dim to really show up. Hopefully the above image will give you an idea where this mysterious element resides on the Nokia flagship. Could this be a notification LED? Or has Nokia implemented some magical technology that no one can yet comprehend?
Unfortunately, we have to reveal that this light is in fact not an LED for notifications. What you're looking at is indeed the proximity sensor. That's right, you'll see this little beauty when glance screen is currently active or if you're in a call. Try it out for yourself: turn your Lumia 925 display off, allowing glance screen to kick in. Notice the little red light next to the camera? Now place (or hover) your hand over this light and your screen will completely turn off.
Taking your hand away should wake up glance screen once again. Try this in a call too, put your hand over the light when a call is active and the display will turn off, remove your hand and the screen comes back to life. You can even carry this action out with some speed to tease and play with the sensor, expereincing a light show in front of your eyes. You're witnessing magic at work!
So no, the Nokia Lumia 925 does not sport a notification LED. Sorry, folks.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.