Hot topics

Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra May Support Car Crash Detection

nextpit Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Display
© nextpit

Read in other languages:

Google pioneered car crash detection on smartphones, which first debuted on the Pixel 4. Back then, it was expected more Android manufacturers would adopt this feature but until now, there no other smartphone manufacturer successfully incorporated a similar life-saving tool on their handsets. Fortunately, Samsung could reverse the trend by developing its own car crash detection in its Galaxy smartphones. It is rumored this feature might be activated on the Galaxy S24 (review) in due time.

Samsung Galaxy smartphones come with a car crash detection sensor

According to developer Mishaal Rahman (via Android Police), he discovered several notable clues that point to an inactive car crash detection on the Galaxy S24. Firstly, the developer stumbled upon the Galaxy S24 Ultra (review) stowing a hidden sensor described as “Crash Detect Wakeup”, which is the same sensor discovered in last year's Galaxy Z Fold 5 (review).

The sensor was described as a virtual or composite sensor, meaning it is not an actual separate hardware component. Rather, it's a program that collectively leverages 'real' sensors in the device, such as an accelerometer, to detect and verify if a user is involved in a vehicular accident. There were also parameters in the screenshot that show how the virtual sensor should function.

Samsung Galay S24 Ultra
Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra features a hidden 'virtual' sensor called Car Crash Detect Wakeup. / © Android Police / Mishaal Rahman

It is also safe to assume a similar sensor is present in the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ models while it is not available in the Galaxy S23 as verified by Rahman. On such a note, the Galaxy Z Fold 5, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6, and Galaxy Z Flip 6 may also feature the same virtual sensor.

In another discovery by the same source, there is a hidden system app called "MoccaMobile" in the latest OneUI 6.1 operating system build of the Galaxy S24 Ultra. Notably, the app is associated with the operation of the car crash detection feature along with some parameters that appear as conditions on how the sensor should function.

Apart from these findings, it looks like there is no other evidence to support the idea of Samsung working on car crash detection in its smartphones. With Apple already armed with the feature since the iPhone 14 and Watch Series 8, the South Koreans should most likely follow suit.

Speaking of watches, it would be logical for Samsung to also include the feature to its Galaxy Watch lineup considering Google's Pixel Watch and Pixel Watch 2 (review) come with car crash detection.

What are your thoughts about the car crash detection featured in mobile devices? Do you think it is a vital function that should be standardized in smartphones and wearables? We look forward to your answers in the comments.

Source: Android Police

Choosing the Right Samsung Foldable

  Fold 2023 Fold 2022 Fold 2021 Flip-Phone 2023 Flip-Phone 2022 Flip-Phone 2021
Image Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 Product Image Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Product Image Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Product Image Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Product Image Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Product Image Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Product Image
Review: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
Review: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
Review: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
Review: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
Review: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
Review: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
nextpit receives a commission for purchases made via the marked links. This has no influence on the editorial content and there are no costs for you. You can find out more about how we make money on our transparency page.
Go to comment (1)
Jade Bryan

Jade Bryan
Junior Editor

I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

View all articles
Liked this article? Share now!
Recommended articles
Latest articles
Push notification Next article
1 Comment
Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing
Write new comment:
All changes will be saved. No drafts are saved when editing

  • APKHiHe 1
    APKHiHe 2 months ago Link to comment

    Just a side question: when used to play games, does the battery get hot?