LG has rechristened its KnockOn feature as Knock and has decided to pre-load it on all the upcoming phones by the South Korean company. And that’s not all, a global Maintenance Release upgrade is slated to bring the function to all L Series II smartphones. This update will start rolling out in January.
The LG G2 was the first device to make the most of Knock which later was deployed into gadgets like the G Pad 8.3 and G Flex. This feature actually turns the entire touchscreen into a power button as users only need to tap on the display twice to put the phone on or off. This comes in pretty handy on the two aforementioned smartphones that feature rear-facing power keys.
The reason why the OEM has decided to make it available for additional devices is the positive feedback that Knock has received from current users. This proprietary feature is a part of the LG UX. While it was specifically designed for phones which have power buttons on the rear panel, the function will now be loaded on all LG phones and tablets.
The Maintenance Release upgrade for the LG L Series II smartphones will be rolled out in January 2014, but its availability may vary by regions and operators. Devices like L1 II, L3 II, L4 II, L5 II, L7 II and L9 II form parts of this lineup.
Key specifications of the L9 II:
– 4.7-inch True HD IPS display
– 8MP camera, 1.3MP webcam
– 1.4GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
– 1GB of RAM
– 8GB memory, expandable by up to 32GB
– 2150mAh battery