Announced last week as one of this year’s most interesting high-end Android handsets, the Essential Phone should be released soon in the US (likely before the end of June).

While we know pretty much everything about the Essential Phone’s specs, one thing that hasn’t been made evident from the beginning was whether or not the handset would have an LED notification light. Fortunately (and despite the thin bezels surrounding its screen), the Essential Phone does come with a notification LED – this has been confirmed by Essential via its official Twitter account.

The Essential Phone features an LED notification lightThe new smartphone features an LED notification light squeezed in the upper-left side of its front-facing camera. According to Essential, “notification settings are controlled by the user”, but it’s not clear to what extent the LED itself can be customized.

Although it’s easy and cheap to pack a dedicated notification light inside a smartphone, not all relevant handsets have this feature – for example, the iPhone 7 and the LG G6 do not. Nevertheless, for folks looking forward to buying the Essential Phone, the presence of a notification light has to be good news, right?