Tap on, turn off: LG's 'knock' feature coming to low-end phones

GMA News Online

Soon, users of lower-cost LG phones need not use just the power button to turn their gadgets on or off - they can also tap or "knock" on the screens twice to do so.

LG said the feature dubbed Knock, initially available only on its flagship G2 phone, is being ported to the more affordable L Series II phones, IntoMobile.com reported.

"Knock allows users to turn the smartphone on and off by tapping twice on the display. After G2 got, the next device to ship with this capability was the LG G Pad 8.3 followed by the G Flex curved smartphone," it said.

"The reaction of audiences was apparently so positive that a version for the L Series II was developed to reach as many customers as possible," it added.

The site said Knock will be included in a Maintenance Release upgrade that will roll out starting January.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics’ Mobile Communications Company, said Knock is "a great example of what happens when you marry the latest in mobile technology with consumer-centric insights.”

“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,” Park added. — TJD, GMA News