LG G5 Confirmed to Have 'always on display'

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  1. dgstorm

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    Just yesterday we heard a rumor that the Samsung Galaxy S7 would have an "always on display" likely designed to facilitate active notifications and gesture based controls. This would be similar to what we have seen Motorola and a few other manufacturers do in the past. In fact, LG recently did this with the LG V10. It looks like they are revisiting the idea with their latest flagship the G5.

    According to a press pic directly from LG, their new LG G5 will be coming with an "Always On Display" feature set. Along with the animated gif (which you can see in the thread below), LG also shared the following press statements:

    We aren't yet sure what LG plans to do with the feature, but we are intrigued to find out later this month when they official unveil it before Mobile World Congress.

    Here's our dedicated LG G5 section for further discussion: LG G5

    Source: Facebook - LG
     
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    Here's that animated gif of the LG G5 teaser:

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    Looks very similar to Moto Active Display. Now that I am used to Active Display I can't stand blinking LED light notifications. Good job LG!
     
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    Yup, Moto Active Display had me hooked. So glad that Lollipop had something similar, or I would still be stuck on my Moto X 1st Gen.
     
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    Lollipop or Marshmallow? Ambient display is MM isn't as good as Moto's Active Display.

    Hope just the screen is active and it allows Doze. If not that battery life will suck.
     
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    You're right, not as good, but better than nothing. I tried others, like Dynamic Notifications and A Display, but it sucked compared to Moto Active Display. Might as well just stick with the Android default :)