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LG will add an iPhone 5S style fingerprint sensor to 2014 smartphone lineup

LG G Pro 2 is likely to be the first
Wed Jan 22 2014, 12:47
LG G2 Android smartphone

KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG reportedly will add an iPhone 5S style fingerprint sensor to its entire 2014 smartphone lineup, starting with the LG G Pro 2.

That's according to the Korea Times, which reports that LG plans to incorporate a fingerprint scanner on multiple upcoming devices.

Interestingly, the report notes that LG originally had planned to use eye-scanning technology on its future smartphones, but decided that the technology is too new and unstable. This seems to cast doubt on reports that Apple will adopt iris-tracking technology in its next generation iPhone.

While eye-tracking technology apparently is out the window, LG seemingly has confirmed that it will deploy fingerprint sensors instead, telling the Korea Times that the feature is good for "both security and user convenience".

Beyond that however, LG remained tight-lipped, and we don't know much yet about how the technology will work on LG's future device lineup. However, with LG having added hardware keys to the rear of its LG G2 smartphone, the report notes that a fingerprint scanner - much like that on the HTC One Max - will likely feature on the rear of LG's upcoming smartphones, namely the LG G Pro 2 and LG G3.

LG's first smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanner, likely the LG G Pro 2, is expected to debut at next month's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. According to speculation, the device will also feature a 5.9in 4K display and run Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system.

LG has yet to comment further on the speculation. µ

 

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