Whether you find this particular feature useful or not, fingerprint scanners on smartphones are here to stay, at least until a company replaces them with a new technology (perhaps Samsung with its alleged iris scanner tech?). In any case, some of the most recent flagship smartphones take advantage of fingerprint scanning technology, including the iPhone 5S, the HTC One max and the most recent Pantech Vega Secret line-up. Surprisingly enough, both Samsung and LG have failed to introduce this type of tech in their latest high-end smartphones, but both Korean giants are bound to catch up.
Today we’ve stumbled across new reports indicating that the LG is working on introducing a fingerprint sensor on two of its upcoming devices – the LG G3 and the G2 Pro. More details after the break.
LG to Adopt a Fingerprint Sensor for the G3 and G2 Pro
According to the Korean Media, LG will incorporate fingerprint recognition technology in at least two of its upcoming devices: the LG G2 Pro phablet, and of course, the LG G3. As to where will the fingerprint sensor be located, the report says that it will likely be found on the back of the handset, which kind of is to be expected, given that the G2 introduced the back located volume and power controls.
Allegedly, LG was initially planning on fitting the G2 with such a sensor, but due to the lengthy development process and low yield, the Korean company had to delay the introduction of its fingerprint scanning technology. Sounds rather familiar, doesn’t it?
Yup, Samsung was originally planning on fitting the Note 3 with a sensor as well, but had to push it back due to production issues.
In any case, based on the most recent rumors, LG is expected to release the G3 in May, whereas the G2 Pro should hit the shelves even earlier than that. Until then, feel free to share your thoughts below. What’s your take on the presence of fingerprint scanners on a smartphone?