Motorola Says Samsung Galaxy S7 and Note 7 Stole its Always On Display Feature

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Always On Display

When comparing Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 or Galaxy Note 5 and the new Galaxy Note 7 in terms of display quality, there are no major differences between the two handsets.

In fact, the two sets of devices come in with Super AMOLED QHD display screens with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. As a result of their different sizes, you get varied pixel densities on the Galaxy S7, S6 models as compared to the Galaxy Note 7, Note 5 models. Other than the differences in the screen sizes where the Galaxy S7 and S6 have a 5.1-inch panel while the Galaxy Note 7, Note 5 comes in with a larger 5.7-inch panel, the 2016 smartphones came in with a new feature on the screen known as Always On Display.

The Always On Display debuted with the release of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. However, these were not the only flagships that had this feature back then. The LG G5 has it too, a feature that keeps a section of the screen always lit in order to display the most basic information whenever needed, without going into hassles of pressing any button on the phone even when the screen goes to sleep. With the feature, things like dates, time, notifications and so on can be displayed on the screen at all times.

The same feature has also been added on the screen of the Galaxy Note 7, which is the only major change between the Galaxy Note 7 and Note 5 as far as display quality is concerned, although the newer model changed from a flat screen design to a curved dual-edge design similar to the S7 Edge.

Moto X, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Always On Display

Now, in the wake of Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and Note 7’s success, Motorola has come in with a surprising statement that aims to take a dig at Samsung. According to the Lenovo-owned company, it first owned the “Always On Display” feature, with Samsung just stealing the same feature this year. Of course, Motorola did not call it “Always On Display”, instead, the company calls it “Active Display”.

According to Motorola, the 2013 Moto X was the first to sport such a feature, however, the likes of Nokia N9 had this feature way before the Moto X. Nevertheless, the fact that Motorola has decided to go wild with this news shows that indeed the company is keeping tabs on competitors’ developments. Or is it because Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7 are just irresistible, especially the last two when looks come into play? Probably, probably not.

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