LG G5 to showcase an 'Always On' display at MWC launch

LG could be going in for a completely new display technology that will allow notifications to be visible on the display even when the phone is switched off.


While the LG G4 flagship impressed us with its image quality and a finely crafted leather back, it was the battery that failed to impress many.

Well, the MWC 2016 is fast approaching and it is that time of the year again for a new flagship. Lucky for us, an LG G5 teaser has already leaked out, telling us that LG indeed has something unique this time around.

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The teaser is basically a GIF image that shows smartphones along the borders dimming out while the LG G5 lights up at the very end showing off its 'Always On' display tech. The same GIF also confirms the 21 February launch of LG G5 smartphone. While many would like to believe that this is similar to what Motorola has with its Active display that has an AMOLED display lighting up only the required pixels, the source claims that it is anything but that.

Android Authority who managed to obtain the teaser GIF image claims that LG's Always On display will be different from what Samsung is planning for its Galaxy S7 models this year. In fact, Samsung has even patented 'Always On Display' technology some time back that is supposed to deliver a similar feature but with a different underlying technology.

According to the same source, LG could be going in for a bigger version of the LG V10's mini display that always stays on. The smartphone that is currently not for sale in India (yet) sports a Snapdragon 808 chipset and comes with a secondary display that always remains on. The tiny secondary display sits above the main display sandwiched between the receiver and the main display. The purpose of this display is again to do with displaying notifications and added functionality in the form of space for extra control or toggles when in camera mode.

LG could be going in for a completely new display technology that will allow notifications to be visible on the display even when the phone is switched off. While this reminds us of Nokia's glance screen, the GIF image shows off text and notifications that are lit up where glance screen worked with the display's backlight switched off to save power.


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