Glance Screen supported on #Nokia 3, 5 and 6? @nokiamobile *UPDATE*

One of the unique features of Nokia, and later Nokia Lumia devices was Glance Screen. It was unique till the day Samsung, and LG decided to rip off the feature and re-introduce it with a new name. We were kind of disappointed that the Chinese version of Nokia 6 did not have “full” Glance, but only when charging the device. Spontaneously, while watching some German Nokia 3, 5 and 6 hands on videos, we caught a few seconds of Glance Screen on Nokia 3 that was not connected to a power source.

We are not sure if someone installed an app from Google Play Store that mimics Glance Screen or is it a built in feature? We asked Nokia Mobile about it, and are still waiting for an answer. We will update the article with HMD’s official response when it arrives.

Update: Nokia Mobile denied that Glance is supported for Nokia 3, 5 and 6.


Update 2: Nokia Mobile Facebook team says that the new smartphones support a feature similar to Glance.

Update 3: The Twitter team says again that phones don’t have Glance or a similar feature. The Facebook team made a mistake.


  • i can’t see it in video 🙁

    • Hmm. Ok. Thanks 🙂

      • it does support that feature lol. The twitter admin is smart 😛

    • That’s a false info. The Twitter team says the Facebook one made a mistake. No Glance on Nokia 3, 5, 6 :/

      • what do you think?? does it have that feature or not? i feel the facebook team is correct 🙂 i also asked them about double tap to wake but they didn’t reply 😛

        • If they are going pure android, which they are, then no. We will see when the review unit arrives.

          • Pure Android is fine but few useful extra features are nice to have. Moto phones have shake to turn on flash and this is very useful and twist to launch camera is nice too especially when we don’t get a dedicated camera key 🙂

          • Maybe they will add these stuff on the go. For me personally, the most imoprtant thing is smooth performance. For other things you can download an app.

          • Having an inbuilt feature is better than downloading an app for it 🙂 I am fine if i don’t get pure android on my phone as i don’t care for Android. I want my phone to feel like a Nokia phone more than an android handset. Extra features from Nokia made Lumia a success. 🙂 I hope to see many exciting features in future OS updates 🙂

          • @disqus_Fwhc13VCQT:disqus @god_of_chaos:disqus We concluded that the phones do have glance only while charging or being docked, and that is an Android 7 Nougat feature.

          • God of chaos

            I watched a Nokia 6 review in a language that sounded vaguely spanish, and the reviewer pointed out that the 6 has double-click-the-power-key-to-launch-camera shortcut. So, no dedicated shutter key, but similar functionality.