LG G3 will hop on the fingerprint scanner bandwagon


Apple and HTC introduced smartphones that featured sensors that read fingerprints to unlock the device, and LG will reportedly follow suit with its 2014 flagship device, the LG G3. Korea Herald cites unnamed sources who say that LG is prototyping a sensor that would have more in common with HTC’s use of the technology because it would include swipes across the sensor rather than just a stationary finger begin read.

The unnamed source is quoted as saying:

“LG has recently made a decision to adopt the fingerprint scanner on the upcoming G3, the successor of the G2, and is conducting a series of tests for the product.”

It would seem late in the game to considering testing the G3 because LG is expected to unveil the phone at Mobile World Congress in February. It’s possible LG may decide not to include a fingerprint scanner if it doesn’t feel comfortable showing the feature by then. The fingerprint reader would be among other expected sensors for a fitness-based activity tracker or a smart watch.

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