LG G4 to ship with a fingerprint scanner, guess where it might land
Not to be left out of the biometrics race, LG is apparently planning to equip the upcoming G4 flagship with a fingerprint scanner in its turn, cite industry sources. We've been hearing since the G3 that LG is mulling a finger sensor, but evidently the technology has reached enough critical mass now that Apple and Samsung are firmly onboard for LG to warrant the inclusion.
“LG Electronics has recently decided to deploy a fingerprint sensor on its next flagship smartphone and the scanner will be placed at the back of the device,” tips the source, as the company "has been left behind in the race for fintech (portmanteau of finance and technology) as it has continued to postpone the adoption of fingerprint technology.”
LG had the extra Knock Code layer of security implemented in the G3, but in the world of Apple and Samsung Pay this might not be enough a year from now. Plus, embedding the fingerprint scanner in the home key at the back will allow for the company to try and achieve the same excellent screen-to-phone ratio it managed with the G3.