LG is planning to add a fingerprint sensor onto its upcoming flagship LG G4 smartphone, a new report says.
According to KoreaHerald, the decision was made at the last minute in hopes of maximising the device’s potential ahead of next month’s expected launch.
The report goes on to claim that the fingerprint sensor will be embedded in the power button on the back of the device.
This would add an extra layer of security for LG’s flagship smartphone, and could provide a good foundation for LG to offer secure mobile payments.
With mobile payments now beginning to take off and consumer security concerns at an all time high, however, it would seem sensible for LG to adopt the technology for its flagship handset.
“With more global smartphone-makers incorporating a fingerprint reader, which is a security measure for mobile payments, LG may have had few options left but to deploy the authentication sensor for its next marquee smartphone.”
It’s worth noting that LG was yesterday reported as saying it would launch a new flagship line-up to stand above the G-series smartphones.
This means that if we don’t see a fingerprint sensor on the LG G4, we could very well see the tech on this upcoming mystery mobile range.