LG says its G Pro 2's Knock Code is safer than Apple's Touch ID

LG says its G Pro 2's Knock Code is safer than Apple's Touch ID
LG’s brand new G Pro 2 comes with an enhanced method of unlocking the screen, called Knock Code. Based on the slightly older Knock On feature, which debuted on the LG G2, Knock Code allows users to unlock the G Pro 2 by tapping on the display “using one of 86,367 knock combinations.” LG says that “the knock pattern can be entered on any area of the screen - whether the display is turned on or off - using anywhere from two to eight taps.”

Knock Code seems to be faster than the traditional method of unlocking a screen, as it doesn’t require you to press a power button prior to making a move to unlock the device.

According to ZD Net, LG stated that Knock Code is also safer and easier to use than Apple’s Touch ID. Of course, it’s true that a group of European hackers have managed to bypass Apple’s Touch ID security (see the second source link), but it’s hard to believe that an LG smartphone with Knock Code isn’t hackable as well.

Another highlight feature of the G Pro 2 is its 13MP rear camera with OIS Plus. Reportedly, an LG official declared that “those who use the camera for the G Pro 2 will be blown away.” Well, we’re impatiently waiting to test the camera, plus the Knock Code feature and everything else that the new 5.9-inch smartphone has to offer.

The LG G Pro 2 will be available in South Korea starting later this month, running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. The handset will also be released internationally, but it looks like it’s going to hit the US and Europe only starting April.


source: ZD Net, Apple's Touch ID hacked

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G Pro 2
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh

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9 Comments

1. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

this is just pure innovation and awesomeness..

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5762; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, I hope someone makes a xpose module for this

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I think custom ROMs for certain phones already have DoubleTap2Wake, and even Sweep2Wake (where you slide across the capacitive buttons to unlock)

2. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Oh no.... Now Apple is going to sue LG :) I love my G2

4. Jishnusur

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

LOL! Hahha true! LG is so far the best smartphone company of 2013 and 2014. The knock code is convenient and is effective unlike the sensor which unlocks by the tongue! XD

3. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Sometimes, I think am lucky as I am South Korean......

6. Haridenberg

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You're so damn lucky, man! :D

5. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

lg is drunk and apple sux. btw if i had to chose between the two i would go for lg.

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Those LG girls! *whistles*

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