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Question [Q] Third sensor next to front camera?

Today I realised that the screen protector I just applied a few days ago has three holes for the sensors next to the front camera, instead of just two for the two sensors that are visible.
Does anybody know what the third one is about? I saw that it's also visible in the service manual as well as in this promo video: http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/...cations/#white
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It's the proximity sensor.

Edit : sorry, I misunderstood... my bad. You have the light and proximity sensor but I don't know what the 3rd one is.

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I think its (in order) camera, ambient light sensor (for autobrigness), proximity sensor 1, and proximity sensor 2 (like an Xperia Neo for example)
 
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I checked my phone and it has 3 holes but it's hard to see because it's a black phone!

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Somewere in the General or Q&A are the whitepapers being shared of this phone. Perhaps you can take a look at them to determine what the purpose is of that sensor?
 
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Today I realised that the screen protector I just applied a few days ago has three holes for the sensors next to the front camera, instead of just two for the two sensors that are visible.
Does anybody know what the third one is about? I saw that it's also visible in the service manual as well as in this promo video: http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/...cations/#white
What phone do you have? C530?

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MY DEVICES:

XPERIA SP (C5303)
-CPU: 1.7ghz(DUAL) QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON S4 PRO
-RAM: 1GB
-BOARD: MSM8960T
-GPU: Adreno 320
-ROM: [JB 4.3] eXistenZ Ultra 2.1.5


Asus Transformer tf300t (CARDHU)
-CPU: 1.5GHz( QUAD ) TEGRA3 T30L
-RAM: 1GB
-BOARD: Cardhu
-GPU: TEGRA3
-ROM: MULTIBOOT: CM11; OMNI; CM10.2, Dirty Unicorns
 
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Somewere in the General or Q&A are the whitepapers being shared of this phone. Perhaps you can take a look at them to determine what the purpose is of that sensor?
I did that but couldn't spot any useful information.

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What phone do you have? C530?

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Sorry, forgot to mention that it's the C5303.
 
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Light sensor, Proximity Sensor, Proximity Switch

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So it is, indeed, the light sensor.

Thanks!

I'm a bit confused about proximity sensor and switch. What's the difference between the two?
When I use the service menu to check (idiot me, could've done that to determine that the third one is the light sensor ) the proximity switch, holding something in front of any of the two will change the status to ON.

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