Fingerprint readers coming to 2014 LG flagships?

Fingerprint readers coming to 2014 LG flagships?

LG is apparently looking to join the fingerprint reading craze, started by Apple and its iPhone 5s. According to a PocketNow report, the Korean company will bundle these scanners in its 2014 flagships, including the LG G Pro 2 and LG G3. The first of the two will likely be unveiled in about a month during the forthcoming Mobile World Congress.

It’s unclear where LG will place these scanners. It could put them at the back of the phone — like HTC does in its One Max — or place them on the front, like Apple does. If I had to guess, LG will opt for the phone’s back where it has already managed to find room for the lock key and volume buttons (on the G2). Adding a small fingerprint reader there shouldn’t be a problem. Or so I think.

Meanwhile, Pantech has included fingerprint readers in its devices sold in Korea, and apparently Samsung is looking at same prospects for its upcoming Galaxy S5 flagship…

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