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LG may be planning fingerprint scanners for all 2014 flagships

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LG may be planning fingerprint scanners for all 2014 flagships
Recently, the rumors surrounding the possibility of having iris scanners on this year's flagship devices from Samsung and LG seemed to have been smashed, and replaced with the much more believable rumor that we would be seeing fingerprint scanners on the Galaxy S5 and LG G3. But, a new report makes it sound like LG might be planning fingerprint scanners for multiple devices.

The report comes from Korea's ETNews, and makes it sound like the LG G3 won't be the only LG device with a fingerprint scanner. Apparently, LG is also planning to fit the upcoming LG G Pro 2 phablet with a fingerprint scanner as well. There isn't a lot of info around concerning the LG G Pro 2, but it is expected to feature a 5.9-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, and may be announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month. 

The real question of course is how LG plans to implement the fingerprint scanner. We've seen fingerprint scanners on handsets before the iPhone, but most either didn't work all that well, or were placed in awkward spots on the device (like on the back of the device, similar to the buttons of the LG G2). Still, it seems that the technology has come along, so it may not be that difficult to implement. 

source: ETNews via pocketnow

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posted on 21 Jan 2014, 20:52 6

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 1467; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Thank you Motorola Atrix for making the fingerprint scanners popular...oh wait :( n/m.

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 21:50 6

3. tedkord (Posts: 4488; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Thank you Motorola Atrix for coming up with the idea of a fingerprint scanner in a smartphone. TIFTFY.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 03:35 3

8. jcdz89 (Posts: 62; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


There are more important upgrades than stupid fingerprint scanners.. really disappointed

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:41 1

17. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 166; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Swiping a finger on the sensor vs touching the sensor. Thanks Atrix for a crappy idea that never took off.

Apple comes up with the touch sensor, and now all these rumors pop up about smartphones with touch sensors. Nothing wrong with riding coattails, I guess.

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 23:28 2

5. Dr.Phil (Posts: 894; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


LG called, they wanted me to let you know that you totally forgot about this:

http://www.newcellphonesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/LG-eXpo-cell-phone-011.jpg

It came out long before the Motorola Atrix...

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 02:06

7. AfterShock (Posts: 2539; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I had that phone, also was first I believe with a 1ghz chip.
Scanner was iffy at times but it worked for the most part.
IQ and Expo, IQ was Canadian, expo AT&T.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 03:39 2

10. jcdz89 (Posts: 62; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


NSA will love this..lol

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:31

12. Teja171 (unregistered)


Might be their idea of incorporating scanners into smartphones. Who knows !

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 21:35

2. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3512; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I could use this on my next Lumia.. LG isn't doing to bad nowadays... The only thing I would like to see from LG is a little more original design.. If they could find there own language, like Sony did, then it would be awesome....

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 22:34

4. wilsong17 (Posts: 803; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


why would they wasted the time on this bullshyt

how is this going to help any one

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:31

13. Teja171 (unregistered)


NSA, yes NSA will gain a lot from it, even if you and i don't.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 01:44

6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 692; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I'll be damned if someone made a screen sensitive enough to detect the depths in a fingerprints.That would be a game-changer

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 03:38 1

9. hipnotika (Posts: 287; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


apple copier :)

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:33 2

14. Teja171 (unregistered)


Apple copied from Motorola. Remember the Atrix, it the first one released with a fingerprint scanner !

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:43

18. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 166; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Except you had to swipe your finger across the scanner. This is way different.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:45 1

15. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2458; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


If somebody copied someone with the fingerprint scanner, it was Apple. But to be honest nobody really copied anybody. Fingerprint scanners have been on phones for pretty long time already. It's like saying that Samsung is copying Apple when it uses a camera on it's phones.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 04:29 1

11. Teja171 (unregistered)


Not of much use.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:59

16. TisaTsir (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Lg will claim no 1 spot this year... G3 will be a killer...

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