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Energy Ring brings hole-punch battery indicator to your new Pixel 4a and Note20 Ultra

Energy Ring brings hole-punch battery indicator to your new Pixel 4a and Note20 Ultra

Energy Ring offers a neat way to put that obtrusive camera cutout to some good use. In the last few months, the app has moved beyond Samsung phones to cover a whole host of devices from other brands as well. In line with that, Energy Ring has now added support for two of the newest entries in the smartphone market — the Pixel 4a and the Galaxy Note20 Ultra.

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Energy Ring battery indicator picks up support for OnePlus Nord

Energy Ring battery indicator picks up support for OnePlus Nord

The Energy Ring battery indicator is pretty popular among folks with so-called "punch-hole" camera cutout-equipped phones, as is its sister app Energy Notch. Now Energy Ring has picked up support for the OnePlus Nord.

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Energy Ring supports 31 new phones, including the latest from Motorola, Xiaomi, Realme, Huawei, and Oppo

Energy Ring supports 31 new phones, including the latest from Motorola, Xiaomi, Realme, Huawei, and Oppo

The popular Energy Ring app, which gives you a pretty ingenious and fun battery indicator around the so-called "punch-hole" camera cutout, was just updated with support for twelve new phones, including two technically unreleased ones. Additions include the Xiaomi Mi 10 and 10 Pro, Huawei Honor 20 and P40 Lite, and the Motorola Edge and Edge+ — those last two you can't even buy until May 14th, though we've confirmed the app does work.

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro get camera cutout battery indicators courtesy of Energy Ring

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro get camera cutout battery indicators courtesy of Energy Ring

Energy Ring is a fun way to put the unsightly hole-punch cameras on smartphone screens to better use, turning them into battery indicators. But the app maker’s close association with Samsung flagships so far, possibly due to their enormous global userbase, has meant that other phone users felt left out. In a change of course, the super customizable app is putting an end to this exclusivity, and is now adding support for its first non-Samsung phones: the newly announced OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.

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Hole-punch battery indicator comes to Galaxy A series and Z Flip with Energy Ring

Hole-punch battery indicator comes to Galaxy A series and Z Flip with Energy Ring

Ever since the Galaxy S10 line came out rocking a hole-punch camera, inventive developers have taken it upon themselves to put the unsightly cutout to several clever uses. While some silly wallpapers made you giggle by artistically hiding the hole-punch, others turned out to be functional with some actual use — like Energy Ring, which recently released an app to add a battery indicator around the Galaxy S20’s front camera. The app's developer is now porting the same feature to more Samsung phones, including the Galaxy Z Flip and a couple of Galaxy A models.

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[Update: S10 5G support] Energy Ring wraps a battery indicator around the Galaxy S10's hole punch camera

[Update: S10 5G support] Energy Ring wraps a battery indicator around the Galaxy S10's hole punch camera

The hole-punch shaped front cam on the Galaxy S10 family might have been an eyesore for some, but that only lasted all of two minutes. Soon, creative users were making wallpapers to fit perfectly with the cutout, then they established a subreddit for them, and Samsung got in on the fun in an official manner. But if wallpapers aren't your thing, or if you want something to hide that camera in other apps, there's now another approach.

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