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LG teaser reveals Always ON feature for G5

LG G5 Always ON

The LG G5 has a lot of expectations riding on it when it launches on February 21 at MWC. Not much has been officially confirmed by the manufacturer regarding its upcoming flagship. A new teaser which was unveiled recently gives us a bit more insight into what the handset will look like and what features it’s set to flaunt.

LG had posted the GIF to its Facebook page with the tagline ‘never go asleep while others do’. The teaser begins with a number of devices switching off one by one before revealing the G5 and its Always ON function. The mode can be seen providing information like missed calls, unread emails and messages without the entire display turning on.

Variations of this Always ON tool can be spotted in several other devices such as the Nexus lineup’s Ambient Display or Motorola’s Active Display. Even the future Samsung Galaxy S7 is rumored to be carrying the feature. It’s unclear at this point as to how LG plans to differentiate itself from what we’ve seen before when it comes to glancing at notifications while the phone is on standby.

A round-up of the rumored specs of the LG G5:

– Display: 5.6-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixels
– CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
– GPU: Adreno 530
– RAM: 4GB
– Camera: 16MP+8MP rear, 8MP front

The image further allows for the first official look at the G5. Not much can be made out of course, but the outline does seem to match up to previous photos which have been floating around the internet. Speculation suggests the device will be carved out of metal, the first offering by the brand to sport such a design.

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We’ll keep you up-to-date regarding any other major information about the LG G5 before its February 21 launch date.