LG says Knock Code will differentiate its affordable smartphones from the competition (including Huawei)
posted by Florin T. / Feb 26, 2014, 9:21 AM
As of Q3 2013, Huawei is the world’s third largest smartphone maker, holding a spot that belonged to LG in the first half of last year. Naturally, LG wants to fight back this year, and it will do it helped by both high-end, and mid- to low-end smartphones.
One of the new smartphone features heavily promoted by LG at MWC 2014 is Knock Code. This improves the KnockOn feature that you may know from the LG G2, allowing you to unlock a handset by repeatedly knocking on its screen (in an order previously set by you). You can watch how Knock Code works here.
According to ET News, LG’s managing director recently said that there are “no differentiating functions” in low- to medium-priced smartphones at the moment, so LG will bring “value” to its handsets in this segment by adding the Knock Code feature. Knock Code is available even on very basic new smartphones like the 3.5-inch L40, but it’s obviously also among the features of high-end models like the G Pro 2.
Reportedly, LG considers itself ahead of Huawei when it comes to smartphone quality.
It’s said that Huawei sold 50.4 million smartphones in 2013, while LG may have sold 47.6 million units. It remains to be seen if the South Korean company can turn its fortunes around this year.
source: ET News
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Sorry but Knock Code isn't secure at all. I'll stick to my really complicated pattern and PIN.
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 9:23 AM 1
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One of my friends has a 16 number code lol....
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 10:07 AM 0
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i guess there is no real secure way to protect your data nowadays..if your phone got stollen yes, maybe they cant access your phone right away, but there are other ways unfortunately. i believe what he says in becoming n°3 could be true in near future...they did cool improvements with their phones like the G2, nice NEXUS 4 and 5..im expecting to see that phone made with the material that "heals itself" after scratching it.
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 10:24 AM 0
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Any code or pin can be cracked. I know of many second hand resellers who crack codes on phones almost effortlessly. I believe Knock Code is just as secure as pin or unlock codes. Especially with the right type of screen protector on your phone.
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 9:55 AM 1
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I don't know why they're pinning their hopes on such a gimmicky feature.
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 10:40 AM 1
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