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LG G5 set to feature Always On display

LG G5 set to feature Always On display

LG’s forthcoming G5 smartphone will come with a new 'Always On' feature, offering users the chance to access apps and notifications even when the device is in sleep mode.

News of LG's plans emerged after the phone-maker posted a short GIF on its Twitter page teasing the feature.

The G5 is set to be revealed at a special event on February 21st in Barcelona, a day ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress event in the city.

While details remain unclear, sources have suggested that the Always On feature will be similar to the small ticker display seen on last year’s LG V10.

This allows V10 owners to tap straight into messages, calls and notifications without having to wake up the device fully.

It’s similar to the Ambient Display feature found on the Moto X and Nexus 6P, although LG will be using a different screen technology to its rivals.

That’s led to some concerns that the Always On tool could lead to excessive battery drain.

Rumours have suggested that Samsung has a similar function planned for its new Galaxy S7 handset, which is due to launch on the same day as the G5.


Android Authority

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