LG G5 Could Come Sporting ‘Always On’ Display

February 11, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

There have been many revelations tied up with the upcoming smartphones that are expected to debut this month. LG’s flagship smartphone G5 is one among that long list, and it is now revealed that the smartphone will feature an ‘Always On’ display, when it makes debut at the Mobile World Congress 2016.

So what does the ‘Always On’ term imply? There has been much fuzz going on related to this term, especially with Samsung pushing a move to copyright the term.

However, it has to be pointed out that the technology was already present in many smartphones, including the non-smart ones from the yesteryear giants.


LG’s Always On display is nothing unique comparatively either.  All those notifications and alerts like missed calls, and messages will be displayed in a black screen even when the G5 is kept locked. This is nothing new, but this feature is the same that’s been touted as innovative in Samsung’s Galaxy S7, however.

The difference is that while Samsung is upping the gears with OLED display in Galaxy S7, LG’s flagship G5 would still be stuck with LED display. Does that make any difference? Apparently, it does.

OLED is called the next-gen display technology for some strong reasons, of which one is that it never consumes even the tiniest of power from the battery when using black-only display.

But that’s not the case in LCD displays; keeping your display turned on can really eat up your battery. It needs to be seen how LG will tackle this down in its G5 smartphone. If this remains unaddressed, LG could really be left out in the flagship race.

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