Selling low-end smartphones in some countries requires that a company like Samsung cut corners when it comes to features. For example, the manufacturer has never included an ambient light sensor on its budget priced Android handsets. As a result, the screens on these models do not automatically get brighter or darker in order to adjust to the light surrounding the phone. However, Samsung might have come up with an workable substitute. As noted by SamMobile, an update being sent out to the Samsung Galaxy J8 will include an auto-brightness option that users can enable. When this setting is turned on, the front-facing camera will automatically take a picture every time the phone is unlocked. The photos won’t be stored, as they will be used only to determine what brightness setting the user favors under various lighting conditions. Eventually, this information will be used when the phone is ready to control the brightness of the screen by itself. Users will have to manually adjust the brightness of the display for a bit of time until the phone learns how light or dark they prefer the screen to be set. One thing we are concerned about is the effect on a phone’s battery life if the unit is snapping a selfie every time it is unlocked. If you own a Samsung handset that doesn’t automatically adjust the brightness of the display, this new unnamed feature could soon be on its way to your phone.