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This article was published on December 30, 2013

LG’s future key devices will have a nifty Knock feature to activate the display with a double tap

LG’s future key devices will have a nifty Knock feature to activate the display with a double tap Image by: David Becker
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Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

LG_G_Flex-2When Korean firm LG introduced its LG G2 smartphone with buttons on the back, it also rolled out a nifty feature known as Knock, which lets you simply tap twice on the screen to switch your display on and off, instead of having to press a button.

The company announced today that the Knock feature will be made a standard in all its future key mobile devices, while its L Series smartphones will get the feature via a global upgrade starting in January. 

LG Mobile President and CEO Jong-seok Park notes: “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.”

Thumbnail image via David Becker/Getty Images, image via LG