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LG tipped to equip all 2014 flagships with fingerprint scanners

LG could equip all its 2014 flagships with fingerprint scanners, if the latest information is accurate.

According to a new rumour, LG will not only fit the LG G3 with a fingerprint scanner, but other high-end devices too. LG tipped to equip all 2014 flagships with fingerprint scanners

LG could equip all its 2014 flagships with fingerprint scanners, if the latest information is accurate.

According to a new rumour, LG will not only fit the LG G3 with a fingerprint scanner, but other high-end devices too.

A report from the Korean site, ETNews has suggested the LG G3 and the LG G Pro 2 will feature fingerprint scanners similar to that of the iPhone 5S.

Other devices like the HTC One Max have implemented fingerprint scanners, but they haven’t been quite as successful, accurate or well-placed as Apple’s Touch ID sensor embedded in the iPhone 5S home button.

We wonder whether LG will choose to embed the fingerprint sensor within the rear buttons introduced with the LG G2.

“Rather than to simply apply fingerprint recognition functionality, it is important to improve security and user convenience at the same time,” said the LG Electronics insider. “We will give prominence to our functional differentiations in order not to suffer the disgrace of being called a mimicker to follow what the competitors do.”

The insider suggests LG will apply fingerprint sensors to “four – five premium models including the two this year”.

LG will have to compete with the fingerprint sensor technology potentially included with the Samsung Galaxy S5 as well as whatever Apple pulls out of the bag with the iPhone 6.

The latest rumour is that the Galaxy S5 will feature a fingerprint sensor under the screen.

“To improve its presence in the premium smartphone market, LG Electronics needs to apply innovative functions, such as optical image stabilising (OIS), fingerprint recognition, to its smartphones ahead of its competitors,” said a stock market analyst. “Attention is drawn to how LG Electronics will use fingerprint recognition functionality, which has become rather stale, in differentiating its products.”

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