The technology behind the sview / flip cover wake up.

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Feb 11, 2009
Hi All, (apologies, initially posted in the General section)

I've been struggling to turn up any solid information for the Note5, could somebody explain the technology behind the sview covers for this model? I've seen that other models use a chip of some kind, given that the note5 does not have pins on it, nor a removable back cover, how is the sview case detected?

I'm about to buy a note5 and trying to determine how to wake the screen up with a flip cover, the sview window content is not essential as I am going to have a non-windowed cover. In the past with my Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X I simply put a magnet in the right position on the cover and that was enough to wake the screen when flipping the cover open.

The information I've seen so far indicates that just a magnet may not be enough, is there perhaps another magnet on the back of the sview cover?

Kind regards, Joe.