Earlier in February, a trademark application from Samsung mentioned a feature called ‘Always on Display’. When this originally leaked out, we thought it would be too late to feature in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
But the latest leak suggests the feature will be ready going to make its way onto the new phones.
The ‘news’ comes from Twitter leaker Eldar Murtazin who tweeted (translated from Russian): “What is the difference between S7 from the S6…? The first screen is on and shows the information almost always (always on ;)”.
It isn’t clear how always-on display notifications will work though – it is expected to come to both phones so will likely not just be an exclusive feature to the Galaxy S7 Edge side display.
South Korean rival LG has officially revealed the G5 will have an always-on display that shows the time, date and a number of notifications within the middle of the screen, apparently saving you battery as you won’t have to turn the main display on multiple times.
Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are expected to launch on Sunday February 21 at Samsung’s MWC press conference.