LG G3 to include fingerprint scanner?

LG G3 to include fingerprint scanner?
The Apple iPhone 5s and the HTC One max might not be the only handsets on the market to wield a fingerprint scanner, if the latest rumor is true. A published report out of Korea on Thursday indicates that the follow-up to the powerhouse LG G2 will include a fingerprint scanner. The scanner is expected to be similar to the one the HTC phablet, which requires the user to swipe his finger over the sensor. On the Apple iPhone 5s, the sensor is embedded into the home button which means that the user does not need to move his finger to get a reading.

An anonymous official who is close to the situation says that the Korean OEM has just made the decision to go ahead and include the scanner on the LG G3. Testing of the fingerprint scanner is still being done on a prototype. The LG G3 is being designed to sync with the company's upcoming LG G-Arch smartwatch and LG-Health fitness wristband.


The LG G3 and the wearable accessories are expected to be unveiled in February at MWC 2014 in Barcelona. The device is said to carry a 5.5 inch IPS LCD screen with resolution of 1440 x 2560 and be powered by a homegrown octa-core chip. The handset is also expected to include a 16MP rear camera.

source: KoreaHerald via BGR

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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48 Comments

1. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Aww come on! They can't be serious about this. Why not work on something more practical and useful. For example an even better OIS camera, better design etc. Apple has lost its charm. People dont wanna buy tiny toy iphones anymore. Android OEMs need not copy them. Not that fingerprint scanner was apples original idea either

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Tiny toy iPhones huh? I'll take that over cheap plastic any day.

5. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Really? So tell me how new your so called new iphone 5S is? Atleast LG doesnt sell the same phone twice in two years with different branding. LG G2 beats your expensive apple feature phone anyday.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Funny thing is that two years from now people will still be talking about the 5S while the G2 will long be forgotten.

37. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

#MXYZPTLK how do know the lg g2 will be forgotten? Please provide an explanation. I starting hating the iphone once I figured it so incapable. You can playback 1080p video in full resolution on the G2. I wonder if you can do that on your 5S .... oops. The truth is ios will be forgotten in a few years. Android already has 80% marketshare.

47. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Look at how many android phones were EOL in the past after only a year or so while the 3GS continued to get support for nearly 3 years. Only reason android has significant market share is because you can find it on just about anything. It wouldn't surprise me if they made cheap happy meal toys with a small or limited version of android. They already have $40 android tablets. Your move kid.

45. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G2 is currently the best... Iphone5s soon to be forgotten......

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30879; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mxy why even argue with someone, who's posts aren't making any sense. Posts 1 and 5, wreak of hate...c'mon man.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Clearly his hate for Apple and the iPhone is to a point where bias and extreme hate is the first thing that is to be said. Kind of sad actually.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30879; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The fact that iOS and iPhone, continue to do as well as it does ,in spite of the fact that android has blown up and become so huge is a testament to just how good the iPhone is if you actually think about it. Haters will hate though. I say just enjoy your device. +1 Smurf

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Exactly. iOS still continues to do well even though android has grown popular. Plus the 5C is carving a niche for itself.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

:-( I know. I felt like I de-aged a few years when I responded to him.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol that was a good one.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30879; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good one Mxy +1

38. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I am not making sense!!??? Get your head out of apples arse! Your comments are outrageous!

39. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No, you aren't. Now take a chill pill and go to sleep.

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2938; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You seem to be under the impression that nobody's buying iPhones. Get back to reality please.

21. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Haters always be like: "Soon nobody will buy iPhone, next year Apple is doomed". Well, they have been like that since 2007, and every year they are wrong. Apple and iPhone are here to stay.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30879; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's just crazy to me how people want to see a company, and a great device like the iPhone disappear and stop being sold, and have the company close the doors and go out of business for good like some use TV sales shop or something like that. Really is the hate that bad?

25. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't want to see then out of business. I want to see them stop the legal douchebaggery and compete based on their products and not in the courtroom. Stop gaming the broken system. I really had hope that would happen when Jobs passed and Cook took over, but it hasn't.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30879; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That post, I can and do respect. Heck I don't wanna see any business go down, or any phone go down either. The courtroom battles do need to stop, unless there's a genuine reason for it. Tech rocks +1 bro.

9. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

This is just a rumour.

33. kevkyle

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

hey hey...look at all 'em fanboys on LG's thread....making all these noises. Does it mean LG's doing things right and getting noticed? ...ROCKIN' mah LG2', )

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

One does it and now others follow

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2541; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

In all fairness, this was something Apple followed on as well. The only difference is that they did a pretty good job with it. I can only hope that LG does a better job than HTC did. Not that I'm particularly hopeful.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I know, right. Motorola should be flattered.

8. HASHTAG unregistered

Just don't screw up and put it on the back of the phone.

11. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

if you are implying on htc one max the back of the phone is the best place you should put a fingerprint because of its size ! I have one and I dont think that there is a better place and it is very comfortable

31. HASHTAG unregistered

I am not saying that I disagree with your claim, but I have watched a lot of reviewers saying that they hate the fingerprint scanner being on the back of the HTC Max.

48. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

yes i watched them all before I bought mine.. and I was afraid to bought it because of these reviews but it turns out that when you get use to it, you can unlock your phone very smoothly

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