The LG G3 may feature fingerprint scanning authentication technology, according to a tip from LG itself.
The South Korean electronics giant could have some new features in line for its major 2014 flagship, including a fingerprint scanner.
When specifically asked whether the LG G3 would feature eye or fingerprint scanning technology, LG officials claimed the company is “considering all possibilities”.
Although this is far from concrete confirmation of the functionality in the LG G3, it suggests the company is already experimenting with the technology.
Fingerprint scanning tech is one of the major features expected to be introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S5. It is widely believed that Samsung will embed its fingerprint scanner into the screen of the Galaxy S5.
So far, the only smartphones available to purchase with fingerprint scanners have introduced the technology in the form of physical buttons.
Apple’s iPhone 5S debuted the company’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which is built into the home button of the smartphone for convenience.
The HTC One Max is the other smartphone that features a fingerprint scanner, but did so in a way that didn’t prove quite as effective as Apple’s Touch ID.
HTC made the decision to position the sensor beneath the camera at the back of the 5.9-inch smartphone that made it difficult to easily access. You also need to swipe your finger on it to activate its features, rather than simply having to rest your finger on the sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanning display may well take the technology to a level beyond the other aforementioned phones, but we’ll have to wait until MWC 2014 at the Samsung Unpacked 5 event to find out whether the rumours are true.
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Via: ZDNet Korea