Officially confirmed: LG G5 features an Always On Display mode

Officially confirmed: LG G5 features an Always On Display mode
Last week, LG informed the world that it would announce its G5 smartphone on February 21 at MWC 2016, without providing any particular details about the device. Today, the company revealed one of the features that the G5 is bringing: an "Always ON" display mode, which will let users see incoming notifications (like missed calls, messages, or emails) without turning the entire screen on.

This always on screen feature, which is already available in slightly different implementations on Motorola smartphones (called Active Display), as well as on Google's latest Nexus handsets (called Ambient Display), will likely also be found on Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge - both of which are going to be announced on the same day as the LG G5.

The image revealing LG's new Always ON feature - embedded below - also shows an outline of the G5 itself, allowing us to speculate that the previously leaked LG G5 diagrams and renders (see here, here, and here) may have been accurate.

It's said that the LG G5 will be significantly different from its predecessors (G4 and G3), as the handset is reportedly made out of metal, while offering a fingerprint scanner and a dual rear camera. To find out more about what to expect from the upcoming smartphone, check out our LG G5 rumor roundup.

Officially confirmed: LG G5 features an Always On Display mode

source: LG (Facebook)

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67 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Lumia Glance Screen.....?

11. Awalker

Posts: 1957; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Nah. Motorola's active display.

25. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

heck you can this back to "big clock" and "sleeping screen" on Symbian devices and the nokia n9

48. Awaragardiyan unregistered

yup, nokia sleeping screen from nokia beta labs. it was even better on nokia n9

29. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I thought the same

39. titae

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

yes. since nokia lumia. it seeems that phonearena forgot this

2. theo14461 unregistered

Interesting. I'll stay with my Samsung.

16. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You can see the lines from the back on the sides, I can not see how this phone is going to have a removing battery But it will have type c USB and all the lead problems this will be linked to, thats100%, it's the one thing I do not like about my 6p Not 100% on why you buy this phone over the nexus 6p,

62. Brewski

Posts: 659; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Interesting. I'll stay with my Motorola.

3. Tziggy14

Posts: 618; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

That pixel resolution. Even Motorola has better always on screen than this.

5. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Rather have low res and higher stamina. Let's also hope that it's a oled screen.

23. 2faraway

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

I'll prefer a newer ips tahn the flamable yet colorful oled, that notification will burn same as any sami!.

45. FluffyBled unregistered

Well ... if they want to implement an Always On Display mode, the better thing would be to use a screen which does not require backlight ... so I guess oled it is!

54. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I have thats on my ips moto x play and its work perfectly well. No need of Oled for this.

49. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

flamable? what? as i know, the most flamable phone on planet use IPS screen, lol

61. xocomaox

Posts: 195; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Are you talking about the HTC M9?

68. 2faraway

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

flamable I mean by burned go and check out all the sami dummies phones the have this burn display that is almost dissgusting!

6. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

-.-, you realize that it is a simulation right?. ( Made with software)

43. Xelief

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Not ONLY is it a simulation, but the image quality isn't great.

10. Awalker

Posts: 1957; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Google's ambient display looks the nicest but Motorola's active display works much better because of the added sensors on the front of the phone.

4. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

I like LG's G series phones, but they have absolutely horrid resale value. I always buy my phones outright and get a new phone every year so that makes LG a non-starter for me.

8. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

because the average guy wants either an Apple or Samsung logo at the back.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Unless it's oled I don't even care, if you want my money..... Go OLED

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If they want my money, they need to actually make a good phone this time around because the G3, G4, and V10 have been terrible.

32. benjdbs

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

V10 - terrible? For constant Social network selfie users & Really avid Audio enthusiasts, NO, not terrible.... In fact Terrific especially the Audio aspect of this model....

42. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Personally I think the battery life stopped it from becoming a great phone.

53. chenski

Posts: 731; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

No they are not terrible, just underrated

63. xocomaox

Posts: 195; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

My G3 has been the best phone I've ever used. 160GB storage, 6,000mAH battery in a very slim bezel package. Coupled with double-tap to wake and a very quick custom firmware, it's up there as one of the best.

14. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I thought that always on display only work with oled. It is oled then.

18. Awalker

Posts: 1957; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The Moto G 2015 has an always on display and it uses a LCD screen.

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