With Apple launching the iPhone X with Face ID, the rumor mill has been churning out rumor after rumor suggesting that many Android OEMs are looking to include similar technology in their devices as well. In fact it seems that LG could be exploring something similar, thanks to a recently discovered patent by the folks at LetsGoDigital.

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According to the patent, it appears that LG is working on what appears to be an advanced iris scanner that could help facilitate facial recognition. It can adjust itself based on ambient light, which makes sense as our irises do get bigger/smaller depending on how much light there is. It also mentions how there could be a feature in which the scanner asks users to follow a series of dots to ensure that it is indeed a live human being, and not a photograph.

However we should point out that this is a patent, meaning that LG could simply be toying around with the idea instead of actually making it a reality, as we have seen with other companies, but with companies starting to look beyond the fingerprint, we wouldn’t be surprised if LG could be looking at their options as well.

The latest rumors are claiming that the LG G7 could be unveiled in January 2018 which conveniently enough is when CES 2018 is taking place. While specs of the LG G7 are scarce, we can only assume that LG will be maintaining the 18:9 display aspect ratio and its resolution, and that it would most likely be powered by the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

Filed in Cellphones >Rumors. Read more about LG, LG G7, Patent and Security.

Display
6.1"
  • 3120x1440
  • IPS LCD
  • 563 PPI
Camera
16 MP
  • f/1.6 Aperture
  • OIS
Battery
3000 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • Wireless Charging
System
6-4GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 845
  • MicroSD
Price
~$695 - Amazon
Weight
162 g
Launched in
2018-05-02
Storage (GB)
  • 128
  • 64
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