Iris recognition technology is apparently starting to pick up, and following the release of the Fujitsu Arrows NX F-04G and VIVO X5 Pro – both of which make use of such technology – it looks like other, bigger players might be gearing up to bring iris recognition scanners to their future flagship smartphones.
In recent news / rumors from Korea, both Samsung and LG are reportedly working on iris recognition tech of their own.
The two smartphone giants are said to adopt this seemingly growing security solution for their upcoming flagship devices, specifically those which will be released in 2016.
Samsung and LG to Bring Iris Recognition to Their Smartphones?
Fact of the matter is that two of the first companies rumored to be working on iris recognition tech were Samsung and LG. The first such speculations emerged before the release of the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5, and claimed that the aforementioned two devices will carry an iris scanner in tow.
Obviously, this hasn’t come to pass but it’s interesting to see how these rumors are kind of making a comeback. Besides, even though the LG G3 and SGS5 have not been released with iris scanners on-board, we can assume that both Samsung and LG have at least entertained this concept in the past, and might be doing so in the present and the future.
We’ve previously heard that LG might debut the technology on the LG G5, whereas Samsung could adopt it for the 2016 flagship line-up. This is the best case scenario so you probably shouldn’t hold your breath.
Any thoughts on iris tech as a whole, and the idea that Samsung and LG might rely on this technology in the foreseeable future?