Samsung trademark hints towards ‘Always On Display’ mode on the Galaxy S7

It appears that Samsung has filed an application to trademark the term ‘Always On Display’, which points towards the presence of such a feature in its upcoming smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge. It was suggested in a recently released report from VentureBeat that the next-generation flagship smartphones from the company would feature always on displays.

The South Korean smartphone giant has filed an application with the USTPO and requested to trademark the term ‘Always On Mode‘. Even though the term ‘Always On Display’ sounds very generic, Samsung clearly wants to protect it as the feature might be used in the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge.

Since Super AMOLED displays have self-emitting pixels, they consume power only while displaying the content. Hence, it can be used to display vital information such as time, date, weather, messages, news, calendar entries, or notifications while consuming very little power.

Apparently, this feature uses just one percent of charge from the battery every hour, and the Galaxy S7 devices are expected to be equipped with larger batteries. Nokia (Glance Screen) and Motorola (Ambient Display) have already used a similar feature in their smartphones, and it’s good to know that Samsung is finally thinking to bring it to its future smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Always On Display Mode Trademark

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ChodaBoy
7 months 18 days ago

Air Wake Up works well enough for me. I wonder which uses more battery: Always On Display or Air Wake Up?

preime101
7 months 18 days ago

Always on with an OLED display? That will be a permanent burnt in display then…

LoganSamsungg
7 months 19 days ago

Please tell me that it doesn’t mean that Samsung removed the LED light on the front…

SenorSjon
7 months 18 days ago

I agree. The notification LED is really handy and easy to be seen. You don’t have to look around on your screen for a burning pixel. Apps like NoLED are around for quite some time (used it on SGS2, but it burns through a battery like mad).

I rather have a LED not costing me 1% battery/hour…

gtone339
7 months 19 days ago

So this isn’t related to Smart-Stay then?

ProdByEchelon
7 months 19 days ago

So they bringing “Glance” back.

ortori
7 months 19 days ago

screen burn-in in 6 months guarantee

superg05
7 months 19 days ago

Do organic light emitting displays burn in?

preime101
7 months 18 days ago

yes, quite badly, just have a look at any display model in a shop that has been forced to be always on. in normal use this isn’t an issue though

KJ321
7 months 19 days ago

No… It won’t. Moto with this same feature and OLED display doesn’t cause burnin.

a1awan
7 months 18 days ago

I’ve seen burn-in on Galaxy S5/S6 several times in phone stores, when the phones are running the “presentation mode”. And it’s not light burn-in….but rather in such a degree that it’s able to sold, even as used. I think the display was serious damaged because of that.

lujki
7 months 19 days ago

Interesting… Although it seems to me that it would be something like Active Display on the Nexus 6 and Moto devices.

 
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