LG isn’t keen on letting Samsung take all the limelight at MWC.
It was recently rumored that Samsung would finally be bringing always-on display functionality to its smartphones with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, after a few years of ignoring a feature that is well-suited to the company’s Super AMOLED displays. While Samsung hasn’t confirmed anything, LG seems more than happy to take up the mantle, as it has announced on Twitter that the LG G5 will come with an “Always On” feature.
LG decided to steal Samsung’s thunder this year by announcing a flagship on the same day as the market leader, and it looks like these companies will also be bringing over similar functionality. For LG, an always on display is a natural progression to the “double tap to wake” gesture that has been featured on its smartphones in the last couple of years. It’s also a sign the two companies have run out of options in terms of the features they can add to their software, as both have always followed the “everything but the kitchen sink” mantra when it comes to software features.
LG does seem to have a few tricks up its sleeves this year, however. It is expected to make the move to a metallic design, while still offering features like a removable battery and a microSD slot. Everything will be revealed in under two weeks from now, when the G5 goes official on February 21st.
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