LG G5 rumors: New LG flagship may come with fingerprint, eye scanners

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The upcoming LG G5 flagship device is once again hot on the rumor mill, as new reports coming from Taiwan are pointing to new features that the current flagship G4 missed out on.

According to a report by Tech Grapple, a tipster from Taiwan has pointed out that the upcoming LG G5 flagship will have one significant feature that the LG G4 lackeda biometrics scanning feature. Naturally, this would mean an incorporation of a fingerprint scanner. However, aside from a fingerprint scanner expected to be embedded on the back panel of the device, an eye scanner is also expected. The eye scanner feature will use a new technology in smartphones that will scan the iris and/or retina of the user as a means to unlock the phone’s security.

The eye scanning technology works by using a specially made lens equipped on the front panel.

It is still unknown whether the mentioned biometrics scanning technologies will be used in other functions such as a special payment system or if it will only be utilized for the sole purpose of local device security.

As for the rest of the device’s specifications, the LG G5 is expected to have a 5.6-inch display with 2560×1440 pixels 2K resolution. A Snapdragon 820 might power the device, as with all other rumored upcoming flagship devices from different companies, and an Adreno 530 GPU. As for the camera, a 21-megapixel main rear camera is expected, along with a 5-megapixel front facing one.

The new flagship might be launched sometime around February 2016, a few months earlier than the usual release schedules.