Report: Nokia Lumia 720 to receive double-tap to wake with ‘Black update too

Two days ago, we reported on the Lumia 625 grabbing the double-tap to wake feature with its Lumia Black update. The new option allows people to literally double-tap the display, when off, to wake up the phone making one-handed usage easier.

Another phone that is lacking that feature is one of our favorites: the Lumia 720. Now, a Vietnamese user has received the Lumia Black update on their Lumia 720, claiming that the update has brought double-tap to wake, in addition to all of the other features. A video was also posted giving a ‘review’ of the revamped 720.

A discussion has broken out in our dedicated Lumia 720 forums about this new feature along with that video, so you’re encouraged to jump in.

Our Lumia 720 has not yet received Black and some reports have suggested early February.

The Lumia 720 will go down as one of our favorite Lumias due to its near perfect design. Granted, it could desperately use 1 GB of RAM instead of 512 MB, but from the camera to the display, it’s a great little budget phone. Hopefully it will get this new feature, in addition to continued support.

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Video: Facebook group: WPCAS (Vietnamese Windows Phone fans)

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.