Video Demos Forthcoming Lumia 920 Tap-to-Wake Feature

Some rumors from a couple weeks back discussed the possible new features that could arrive with a new Windows Phone 8 update, including a handful specific to Nokia models. One of those was a neat ability to wake the phone from sleep by double-tapping on the handset’s screen. Today, we get to check out how that would work, thanks to a video purporting to demo the feature.

Sure enough, you can see the Lumia 920 in this clip waking from sleep following a gentle double-tap on the screen. That’s pretty much what we had expected, but the more interesting news might be the option to have an always-on clock, as also seen in this video.

Apparently, as an option, that clock will be up to the user to enable or disable, but we’re still concerned about the effect it might have on battery life. After all, the 920 uses an LCD, not an OLED panel, and constantly keeping the backlight engaged just to display the time doesn’t sound like the most efficient idea. Still, we won’t deny that it’s cool looking, so we’ll wait to pass judgment until we have more info on just what kind of power impact it makes.

Source: WPCentral

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