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LG Bringing “Knock” Feature to L Series II Smartphones and Future Devices

by Jacob Kleinman | December 30, 2013December 30, 2013 10:00 am PST

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Remember LG’s “Knock” feature? If you don’t actually own the LG G2 or G Pad 8.3 the answer is probably “no,” but the South Korean company hopes to change that by expanding the tap-to-turn-on setting to future devices as well as its current line of Optimus L Series II smartphones.

Knock was one of several unique features introduced with the G2, but unlike those bizarre buttons on the back, the ability to turn the device on or off by simply tapping on the screen was actually a useful improvement. Now, LG says it plans to make the feature a defining part of its future lineup.

“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 LG Mobile’s president and CEO Jong-seok Park, “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.”

The Knock rollout will begin in Jan. 2014 with an update for the company’s L Series II smartphones, while certain upcoming device will also offer the same feature. With rumors of an LG G3 already surfacing we bet the company’s next flagship handset will make the cut, though we also expect to see Knock feature in some upcoming mid and entry-level devices starting early next year.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...