LG says it is also considering biometric authentication options for the G3

LG says it is also considering biometric authentication options for the G3
At a press conference for the G Pro 2 unveiling, an LG exec spilled some beans regarding the upcoming G3 flagship, too. When asked whether it will include some sort of fingerprint or eye-scanning technology, like the ones already present on the iPhone 5s, or rumored for the Galaxy S5, he said that LG is considering all these possibilities for its 2014 top dog.

As for the just-announced G Pro 2, the phablet will be released in Asia first, after the South Korean launch, and this will happen in March. The US and Europe are coming afterwards, so we can arguably expect LG's first 6" phablet to hit our shores mid-Spring at the earliest. 

The phablet will apaprently be promoted heavily during the MWC expo, but the LG exec mentioned it won't clash with the events around the Galaxy S5, as they are “different-sized and not in the same category”. “The target consumer for the G Pro 2 and the Galaxy S5 are different so we don’t consider it a competition,” he said.

source: Zdnet.co.kr via G4Games

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
G Pro 2
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
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10 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Too bad the G3 won't be announced in MWC, but oh well, at least the G Pro 2 will be there. Anyway, bring it on, LG!

2. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Totally agree. Sooner is better for G3.

3. X.E.R.O. unregistered

No surprise here. Ever since the 5S, biometric scanners should be a given on any flagship device.

8. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

When so many articles talk about how we CAN'T realy protect personal informations in our phones from those who have the intentions and the means to steal them, why the heck would I want put my biometric data in it? Didn't Obama propose a private company or other "third party entity" to manage metadata collection from phones?

9. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

No more biometric $#it in our phones by the excuse of security

4. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Asia country, hoping it to launch in Malaysia! Bring it!!!!!

5. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

The G Pro 2 is no way a competition for the S5 and neither will the G3 for the Note 4. LG was not able to make more than 13M total sales of the G2 as S4 grossed more than 40M... N4 was 10M in Nov... In either way LG G2 G3 PRO or any should be a cake walk for SS S5 and N4 or the N3Neo... >_

6. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Looks like we got a badass Samsung fanboy over here. If sale numbers meant everything than the iPhone is the best smarphone regardless of which modell we are talking about

7. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Exactly all sales numbers prove is how many dumbasses are out in the world!

10. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Hold your horses... All i wad saying is that, what ever any oem throws at the market where SS is the sole leader... Even their kitchen sink... SS would give them back something of their own which would be named Neo, Max, Ace, Zoom, Plus... Tht is y SS closes the smallest hole which they will do to keep their market share at the highest... No matter how good a phonr is, Htc One LG G2... SS would have everyone's cup of tea... True Story...

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