The Korea Herald cites an industry source and claims that LG only recently decided to adopt the fingerprint recognition technology for its next flagship smartphone and is now testing a prototype of the alleged LG G3 with fingerprint scanner.
As per the report, LG is testing a swipe fingerprint sensor that’s different from what Apple is using on iPhone 5s. The report does not detail much about the upcoming feature on the next flagship from LG, but we can assume the regular functions like unlocking the smartphone, and mobile payment authorisations.
Further, the report reveals that the South Korean manufacturer’s rumoured G Arch smartwatch and G Health fitness wristband will both be compatible with the LG G3.
We’d first heard of the rumoured G Arch and G Health wearable devices in a report on Thursday that suggested LG will soon enter the wearables segment with the two devices. The report had then only claimed that the G Arch and G Health would be compatible with LG Android smartphones, with no specific devices mentioned. The alleged G Health fitness band was said to come with features similar to Nike’s Fuel Band.
Rumoured specifications of the alleged LG G3 include a 1440×2560 pixels QHD (Quad-HD) display, with no word on screen size, yet; an octa-core chipset, believed to be codenamed LG Odin, being developed by the company itself, and also a 16-megapixel rear camera.
Apple can take credit for bringing the fingerprint scanner feature to smartphones, and now the technology seems to be finding adoption from more smartphone OEMs.
Apple’s September launch of the iPhone 5s was the first smartphone with a fingerprint identity touch sensor, and then soon HTC joined the club with its One Max, featuring the fingerprint scanner at the back which lets users log in with a swipe of fingertip.