LG to add “Knock” to its future key mobile devices and L Series II smartphones
LG and its customers like the “Knock” feature (formerly "KnockON") so much it's being incorporated into future key mobile devices and into the current more affordable L Series II smartphones.
The “Knock” feature was introduced when the LG G2 launched back in October and was a useful addition because the power button was located on the rear of the smartphone. “Knock” enabled users to turn the power on and off by tapping the display screen twice in quick succession, rather than fiddling with the back of the smartphone.
"Knock" next appeared in the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet and in the G Flex curved smartphone as these both had rear operated on off buttons too.
LG will be pushing out a global Maintenance Release upgrade to bring ”Knock” to its line of L Series II smartphones commencing in January. These include the L3 II, L5 II, L7 II and Dual SIM variants.
“Knock is distinctively an LG UX and a great example of what happens when you marry the latest in mobile technology with consumer-centric insights,” said “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.” Commented Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications .
Have you seen our review of the LG G2?