Energy Ring uses the S10's hole punch for a battery indicator

The punch hole design of the Samsung Galaxy s10 has brought in a new phenomenon on the internet. Some try to hide the hole with creative and cleverly designed wallpapers. There is a whole subreddit dedicated to such wallpapers, /r/S10wallpapers. Developers have started figuring out ways to use the camera punch hole in apps. One outstanding one is the Energy Ring. Energy Ring is a new Android app that puts a battery indicator right around the camera hole, almost making more purposeful than just a hole cut out for the camera

The app comes from IJP, a developer who has experience making custom battery indicators for Android such as Energy Bar and its curved equivalent for the S8, S9, S10+.

With Energy Ring, you can customize everything about the battery circle: color, thickness, direction, and even choose different colors for each 25% increment. A setting lets you disable the indicator on fullscreen apps so you don’t have it there when watching videos or playing games.

The app is currently optimized for the Galaxy S10 and S10e, but support for the S10+ and its larger dual front-facing cam module is in the works.

The developer is quick to point out that even though the app requires notification access, it only uses it to actually do its thing, and that the app’s own battery use is minimal. If that answers your doubts, you can grab Energy Ring for free from the Play Store. Some IAPs let you unlock the more special customizations of the app.