LG G5 smartphone to reportedly feature iris recognition capabilities

May 29, 2015 - 

LG’s next smartphone, LG G5, will reportedly have iris recognition capabilities, according to a report by GSM Arena.

A few Korean publications have reported that LG has partnered with local biometrics technology developer Irience to integrate the technology into its future smartphone.

According to the reports, the development is in its advanced stages, as the hardware module has already been completed.

And while there is still some work to be done as far as the software, it is estimated that the technology will be completed in about two to three months.

LG engineers are working on increasing the iris scanning range from its existing 30cm to an arm length span of 50cm.

The company has yet to introduce fingerprint capabilities into any of its phones, but this feature could potentially be included either in its second flagship smartphone, which will likely be released in the fall, or the G4’s follow-up model a year from now.

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