It's not quite the same but, if you don't want to install a new launcher, Gravity Screen is an app that lets you wake the screen by waving your hand over the proximity sensor. Very useful, and no noticeable effect on battery life: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.plexnor.gravityscreenofffree&hl=en_GB
I think that feature you said is now present in nokia 8 2017...nokia 8 sirocco...nokia 6..and nokia 5 and also nokia 6.1 and nokia 7 plus from 2018. I can confirm that in my nokia 8 from 2017
Yes double-tap to wake is present on some HMD phones.