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Confirmed: LG G5 will have an always on display

Updated 4 years ago
Published Feb 10th, 2016 7:45AM EST
LG G5 Display Features
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LG really can’t wait to launch the LG G5 already. The company confirmed a few days ago in a tweet that the handset will be unveiled on February 21st, but deleted it rather quickly, pretending it never mentioned it. However, LG’s social team is back saying the G5’s name out loud, this time on Facebook.

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The company posted a short message a few hours ago, alongside a GIF animation that offers us the confirmation of a first feature coming to this particular Android handset.

“Never go asleep while others do,” the company said. “LG G5, Always ON,” LG added, posting the following GIF animation.

What’s interesting is that just the other day, a Samsung trademark application filed on February 2nd was discovered for – you may have guessed it already – “Always On Display.”

It seems that Samsung is also interested in this particular type of technology, first seen on Android a few years ago when Motorola turned it into a major Moto X feature.

In fact, it’s probably safe to say the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge will have some sort of always on display functions – this is, however, just speculation at this point. But, why would Samsung bother to trademark this particular mark at this particular moment in time.

Whatever the case might be, it looks like these two Korean giants are both going to use always on displays in future devices. And we might even see legal trouble, assuming Samsung gets its trademark.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.