Rumors have started to kick off surrounding the LG G3, the next in line for the flagship throne. The rumors coincide with what seems to be the leak spurge before CES in January, where a lot of new features for upcoming devices will be shown off and then released at MWC 2014 in February.
One of these new features on the LG G3 will be the fingerprint sensor, the new security layer almost every company wants to get in on. Right now only a handful of devices support a fingerprint sensor, including the HTC One Max and the iPhone 5S with TouchID.
It may be conceived that Apple has started this trend off and no doubt the fanbois will tell of how Apple should have made Android suffer and not allow them to have this new extra layer of security on their smartphones – simply because they didn’t think of it first.
Nothing more has been said about the fingerprint sensor, other than it will be coming to the LG G3. The placement is the big issue, while the iPhone 5S worked with the home-button and became relevant, the HTC One Max was placed on the back and is in an awkward spot, making it more troublesome.
LG may slap their fingerprint sensor on the back of the smartphone as well, it would make sense considering their move to push all buttons onto the back of devices. On the LG G2 the volume rocker and on/off button are located on the back of the smartphone and this trend is continued on the LG G Flex.
Fingerprint sensors do seem like the future of smartphones, even though they had limited success on PC. Since Apple has raised the bar so high with TouchID, early Android concepts aren’t cutting it, but when the big OEM partners start playing around we may see a better design.