The jury’s still out on the LG G2’s rear volume and power buttons, with some finding the unorthodox positioning a tad awkward, but there’s one feature that’s pretty much unanimously hailed as beaut.
I speak of Knock, the feature what lets you tap the screen to lock/unlock it. LG says it’ll naturally be embraced by future LG smartphone releases – with an update also planned for L Series II devices.
It’s crazy to think that a feature like Knock never occurred to anyone before. Essentially, tapping the screen twice removes the need for the pressing of a physical button to lock or unlock. Easy.
Introduced with the LG G2, Knock has subsequently featured on the LG G Pad 8.3 and LG G Flex, with users of all three devices lapping it up.
As such, it’s not surprising to hear that Knock will become a “standard feature” in future LG smartphones and tablets – as announced in the LG Newsroom.
Furthermore, the LG L Series II range will be treated to Knock thanks to an imminent “global Maintenance Release upgrade”. It starts in January.
“Knock is distinctively an LG UX and a great example of what happens when you marry the latest in mobile technology with consumer-centric insights,” boasts Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile.
“No one ever thought that a power button needed to be improved until our engineers wondered why they couldn’t turn the entire screen into a power button.”