Umm, what is this on my Nintendo switch bezel?

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  1. Imaginesafety
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    I put my switch in my bag without a case cause I do not have one yet. When I took it out I noticed some sort of mark on the bottom of the bezel. It looks like a camera or something and it's annoying me. Keep in mind I was driving for 10 minutes, with nothing except headphones in the bag with the switch. My laptop too but t was in a different section. Please help I'm freaking out, can it be removed?
     

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  2. Ryupower

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    light sensor for the auto brightness setting
     
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  3. CeeDee

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    It's on all Switches, but I'm not exactly sure what it does.
     
  4. TheCyberQuake

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    That's just the light sensor. It's been there since you got it
     
  5. Slattz

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    That's always there, it's just the first time you've noticed. As for what it is, I presume it's a light sensor.
     
  6. sup3rgh0st

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    Yeah, it's a secret camera that takes photos of you and sends them to Nintendo. /s

    In seriousness, it's just a light sensor. Cover it up and the screen will dim
     
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  7. Imaginesafety
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    Jesus, thank you. Got my Switch two days ago and this was my first time taking it out. I thought I already screwed up.. My eyes will just have to adjust to it I guess, thanks again guys.
     
  8. leonmagnus99

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    wth is that ?
    is that the flashlight of your taken picture ? the flashlight of your phone ?
    i do not see any marks, maybe take a pic without flashlight on

    Edit: that small camera like thing is on every switch like the posts above mine mention -_-'
    there's absolutely nothing to worry about, enjoy your switch.
     
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    Yup, thanks
     
  10. YourHero

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    It's a light sensor. I didn't have one, but after an update to the OS it appeared on the front.
     
  11. Saiyan Lusitano

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    While I've noticed that the Switch didn't have a camera on it, it's still nice Nintendo ditched it.

    The WiiU GamePad had a camera for gimmicky games and a shitty Skype-like app no one ever used.
     
  12. DarkIrata

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    It is a webcam, put there by the police of nigeria.
     
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    Lukerz Sloth. That's it.

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    Switch has a light sensor? Cool!
     
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    the white light of death