LG says Knock Code will differentiate its affordable smartphones from the competition (including Huawei)


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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15 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sorry but Knock Code isn't secure at all. I'll stick to my really complicated pattern and PIN.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

One of my friends has a 16 number code lol....

5. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

lol...thats a very very precautious friend

13. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

i dont use any security lock, even disable lock screen, i prefer speed over security :)

4. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

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.

6. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

And ill stick to no complicated security because they are a pain and i'm not paranoid

2. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

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.

7. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I don't know why they're pinning their hopes on such a gimmicky feature.

12. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I agree. It honestly seems like a free floating pin. It's not any different and yet it's slightly more impractical. It's not some big feature.

8. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

I'm still waiting for the "Lick Code" feature and the very innovative "Lick to Unlock" System. It will have a moisture detector and tongueprint scanner.

9. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

80-90% of Huawies phones were sold in its home CHINA! (NOT WORLDWIDE) so i DON NOT consider Huawie as the WORLD'S THIRD LARGEST SMARTPHONE MANUFACTURER !

10. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

will this feature be in the G2??

11. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I'd like to "knock" the bottom out of those 3.

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I think the knock code is a nice feature, offers a secure way to unlock the phone without number memorization and no gimmicky fingerprint scanners.

15. benson123456789

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

i want to know if it has the face tracking feature with the power button light, like the Lg g flex

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