LG Electronics’ management has until recently been convinced that the Knock Code system is sufficient to protect smartphones from unauthorized access and that they have not seen the need to equip their devices with biometric technology. However, the rapid development of mobile payment systems, launched by Apple and announced by Samsung and Google, prompted the board to change position.
LG has just confirmed that the upcoming LG G4 is going to install a fingerprint reader. Unlike Apple and Samsung, the sensor will not, however, be built into the Home button but will appear on the back panel. This will save the screen’s current proportions to the enclosure.
Changing your company’s position to biometric technology, done practically at the last minute, is not accidental. At the beginning of this week, Cho Juno, director of LG Mobile, suggested that his employer wanted to enter the mobile payment market and was looking for a suitable partner to provide the right technology. Such payment systems typically require biometric authentication, so installing such a smartphone reader is a logical step.